English Words and Meanings Quiz #1
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13-04-2014, 01:01 AM
RE: English Words and Meanings Quiz #1
(12-04-2014 11:53 PM)Stevil Wrote:  
(12-04-2014 04:25 PM)DLJ Wrote:  Are you thinking of doing a TOGAF quiz to see how everyone else performs?

I'd give it a try.
Yes, I need to put some serious effort towards a TOGAF certification.

Good luck with it Thumbsup

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16-11-2014, 11:36 AM (This post was last modified: 16-11-2014 12:08 PM by Full Circle.)
RE: English Words and Meanings Quiz #1
English Words and Meanings Quiz #2

Its time again to expand our collective English vocabulary!

This time instead of creating an off-site quiz I'll just post the answers within a spoiler tab.

I selected words that could be useful in our forum. Hope you enjoy and I'd love to see these used effortlessly here and there in your posts Thumbsup

Choose the best answer.

1. meliorism, noun
a. the belief that the world tends to improve and that humans can aid its betterment
b. the belief that a devine being guides our actions
c. the belief that the world tends to get worse
d. the belief that humans cannot learn new words

2. execrable, adjective
a. wonderful
b. poop
c. detestable
d. delectable

3. demagogue, noun
a. a person who considers themself always correct
b. a leader who makes use of popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power
c. a person who leads by example
d. a person who doesn't believe in gods

4. obloquy, noun
a. praise
b. abusive language
c. dramatic monologue
d. lack of understanding

5. hegemony, noun
a. dominant influence over others
b. lack of empathy towards others
c. extremely generous to others
d. gathering of similar people

6. apophasis, noun
a. the repetition of an idea
b. the act of disregarding the obvious
c. the raising of an issue by claiming not to mention it
d. the inability to be civil

7. fissiparous, adjective
a. divisive
b. coherent
c. ridiculous
d. dangerous

8. recondite, adjective
a. average
b. superficial
c. lazy
d. obscure

9. picayune, adjective
a. important
b. petty
c. narrow-minded
d. serious

10. nimiety, noun
a. excess
b. scarcity
c. obscure
d. playful

1. a - Hobbit's meliorism is evident by going and having a wee-little Hobbit. Wink
2. c - Popular theistic thinking in America's Bible-belt is execrable and pitiful.
3. b - cjlr called spade=spade a bigoted demagogue.
4. b - Unable to mount a rational defense of his position, 'Muffs unleashed a torrent of obloquy on his opponent.
5. a - European intellectuals such as Vosur have long debated the consequences of the hegemony of American popular culture around the world.
6. c - "I won't bring up that little incident that happened the last time Full Circle created one of these quizzes," said DLJ, in a blatant display of apophasis. Dodgy
7. a - The election of Stark as forum dictator didn't have fissiparous effect on the forum as members took it in stride.
8. d - "We hear from mathematicians that bees have practically solved a recondite problem, and have made their cells of the proper shape to hold the greatest possible amount of honey, with the least possible consumption of precious wax in their construction." — From Charles Darwin's 1859 book On the Origin of Species
9. b - Chas only had picayune criticisms in regard to the new hierarchy, but that didn't stop him from voicing them at the meeting. (couldn't help myself Big Grin )
10. a - TTA is frequented by a nimiety of trolls, combined with a paucity of common sense. Weeping

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16-11-2014, 11:56 AM
RE: English Words and Meanings Quiz #1
(12-04-2014 12:01 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  
(12-04-2014 11:48 AM)Lightvader Wrote:  After first 4 wrong, "fuck that shit"

Think of it as an opportunity to learn. I challenge you to use any of the ten words on your next post Cool

Don't be a petard. Big Grin
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16-11-2014, 04:46 PM
RE: English Words and Meanings Quiz #1
What about pootis?

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16-11-2014, 04:50 PM
RE: English Words and Meanings Quiz #1
(16-11-2014 04:46 PM)Metazoa Zeke Wrote:  What about pootis?

Be careful now, saying the word too much might summon the beast itself:






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16-11-2014, 05:37 PM
RE: English Words and Meanings Quiz #1
Good stuff.. I failed and new 2 only.. got a lucky guess once.

Reminds me of the good natured quizes you can get at http://freerice.com/ where you answer quiz questions to assist rice donations.

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22-11-2014, 08:48 AM
RE: English Words and Meanings Quiz #1
New word and I love the examples on how it has been used.


shrive

verb

1 :
to administer the sacrament of reconciliation to

2 :
to free from guilt

EXAMPLES

"Once every three months, Pancho took his savings and drove into Monterey to confess his sins, to do his penance, and be shriven and to get drunk, in the order named." — John Steinbeck, The Pastures of Heaven, 1932

"Members of Congress, a generally spineless lot, like nothing better than to be shriven of responsibility for the edicts that come out of Washington." — editorial, The Eagle-Tribune (Andover, Massachusetts), January 30, 2014

“I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man’s reasoning powers are not above the monkey’s.”~Mark Twain
“Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man - who has no gills.”~ Ambrose Bierce
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