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Discussion Topic  RE: 2009 Scripps Spelling Bee (in The Vocabulary Forum) by wordcrafter
I tend to avoid presenting food-words, because the sample quotes for them are rarely useful. For exa......
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Discussion Topic  RE: 2009 Scripps Spelling Bee (in The Vocabulary Forum) by wordcrafter
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Discussion Topic  RE: 2009 Scripps Spelling Bee (in The Vocabulary Forum) by wordcrafter
One of yesterday's "burrowing" quotes described a mole. I digress to present two interesting antiq......
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Discussion Topic  2009 Scripps Spelling Bee (in The Vocabulary Forum) by wordcrafter
Every year at about this time, the Scripps Spelling Bee presents oddball or obscure words we'd other......
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Discussion Topic  C'est What (in The Vocabulary Forum) by wordcrafter
Your wordcrafter, vacationing in Toronto this week, has been gratified to discover an excellent pub ......
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Discussion Topic  Miscellaneous Words (in The Vocabulary Forum) by wordcrafter
Apologies for my absence. As a partial atonement I'll give you a word which, although tremendously i......
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Discussion Topic  Less-known Counterparts (in The Vocabulary Forum) by wordcrafter
Sometimes a negative form of a word is much more familiar than its positive form. (We might can cal......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Superness (in The Vocabulary Forum) by wordcrafter
And a cast of thousands … Today's word has a meaning in theater, opera, etc., for which the diction......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Superness (in The Vocabulary Forum) by wordcrafter
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Discussion Topic  RE: Superness (in The Vocabulary Forum) by wordcrafter
Medieval churches were vast empty spaces that could not be practically heated during winter, so thos......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Superness (in The Vocabulary Forum) by wordcrafter
Many respected dictionaries define today's word as a transitive verb: "Is the boss going to ________......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Superness (in The Vocabulary Forum) by wordcrafter
Today's word is used for two completely different situations involving fraternal twins, those born f......
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Discussion Topic  Superness (in The Vocabulary Forum) by wordcrafter
This week, a theme of 'super' words. ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Unexpected Etymologies (in The Vocabulary Forum) by wordcrafter
Today's word, describing hair, is from Latin meaning "cushion stuffing". ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Unexpected Etymologies (in The Vocabulary Forum) by wordcrafter
Unless you have read the exploits of the great linguist Dr. John Dolittle, you are probably unaware ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Unexpected Etymologies (in The Vocabulary Forum) by wordcrafter
Continuing with animal words. Mankind being what it is, it's understandable that there should be man......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Unexpected Etymologies (in The Vocabulary Forum) by wordcrafter
Speaking of (geo)ducks . . . Those who know French, at least enough to read a fancy menu, know that......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Unexpected Etymologies (in The Vocabulary Forum) by wordcrafter
Today's word is a multiple oddity. It names a grotesque animal; it says "duck" though the creature i......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Unexpected Etymologies (in The Vocabulary Forum) by wordcrafter
In a medieval town, with flimsy buildings in close proximity, an uncontrolled fire could spread dis......
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Discussion Topic  Unexpected Etymologies (in The Vocabulary Forum) by wordcrafter
Back from an absence. Did you miss your words? This week we'll present some with interesting and per......
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