Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Wednesday Wordplay

It's time for a veritable truckload of new words before the Full Circle goes on vacation for 2 weeks. Time to dump a bunch of new verbiage on my loyal (and disloyal) readership:

veritable - adj. being truly so called; real or genuine

Saponaceous - adj. having the nature or quality of soap. such as, um, soap. What else is saponaceous other than soap?

Hey, Joey, stop rubbing up against me, whaddya think, I'm saponaceous or something?

That ought to effectively attenuate my readership...

attenuate - v. to make slender, fine or small. to reduce in force, value, amount, or degree; weaken.

Moving on...I wish I could take credit for this, but last week chose a week's worth of 14 letter words, then defined each word in exactly 14 letters:

circumbendibus - n. circumlocution

Brobdingnagian - adj. Of gigantic size.

tinctumutation - n. Change of colour. (in this case, the rule only works if you're British)

tintinnabulate -v. To ring; to tinkle.

acritochromacy -n. Color blindness. (didn't need the Brits this time)

I can't take credit. But I'll do them one better. Or, that is, one less.

13 letter words! defined in 13 letters, let's do it!

indefatigable - adj. cannot be tired
jurisprudence - n. science of laws
prevarication -n. an intended lie
efflorescence - n. a flowery state
deuteragonist - n. second billing

10 letters!

speciesism - n. humans rule!
nidifugous - adj. fly away now
honorarium - n. service fee
bowdlerize - v. to bleep out
alimentary - adj. nourishing

Alimentary, my dear Watson. Simply delicious.

1 comment:

Eric said...

In war we're tough and able
Quite indefatigable
Between our guests, we sequin vests
And impersonate Clark Gable

...though many times we're given rhymes that are quite unsingable