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    Definitions Game

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by Miller0700, Jul 18, 2016.

    The object here is define a simple word without using a dictionary, google, wikipedia or some other means. Either you know the definition in your head or you don't. Now I'm not talking about a word that's intentionally too hard to define ("Antiestablishmentarianism") or a word few people have heard before. The object here is to corner a user with a simple word they can't define.

    I'll start.

    "Color"
     
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    Made me think, thanks.

    A patch of a certain frequency of the electromagnetic spectrum.

    "Pusillanimous"


    E.T.A I skip read your post and missed the 'not' — sorry.
     
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    I really like the concept of this game if we use simple words. I feel like it's not going to get much off the ground with words like this. I haven't a clue what pusillanimous means.
     
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    something that you read to either learn about something or to escape reality.


    "Dummy"
     
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    words printed or written on paper and bound pretaining to relatively specific material.

    "Silence"
     
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    A term for someone of low intelligence or someone who doesn't think before they act; An object used in training exercises for the purpose of figuring out how to avoid an accident or catastrophe.
     
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    A period where no audible noise can be heard; A command given to tell people to stop talking or to stop making noise.


    "Picture"
     
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    A photograph or image (mental or otherwise) of something specific.

    "Avatar"
     
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    A representation of of person either virtual or online.

    "Skyscraper"
     
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    A building constructed to be among the tallest in a particular city.

    "Flair"
     
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    Presenting a certain part of yourself, usually something vibrant, for others to see.

    Console.
     
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    Providing comfort to someone in a time of need.

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    A unit of measurement used to express change over a given period.

    Giraffe.
     
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    A mammal in Africa with a long neck.

    Philistine
     
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    Ignorant to art and culture.

    Device
     
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    Something used to accomplish a task or serve a purpose

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    Mythical creature.

    "Err"
     
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    An interjection commonly used after a Freudian slip or other verbal gaff.

    Oedipus complex
     
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    I think I got you on that last one, bud. I get that "err" could be a colloquial thing in terms of writing dialogue or speaking, but it's not the definition of the word. :)

    A sexual attraction to one's Mother.

    "Wind"
     
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    Air that is in motion

    Moon.
     
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    The natural satellite orbiting the Earth, formed during the early days of the planet by a collision with a planetoid roughly the size of Mars.

    Solfège
     
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    I have no idea what that word means. :p

    Necessary.
     
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    Something needed to accomplish the current task or resolve a situation.

    Spall
     
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    To make smaller

    Space
     

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