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(#5312038) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Inculpate"
Posted by HeartOnFire on 1 Dec 2021 at 3:03AM
Although my sister tried to inculpate me for breaking my mother's favorite necklace, she later owned up to doing it, because she didn't want to see me being grounded.
(#5311979) Wednesday's Word is "Inculpate"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 30 Nov 2021 at 8:44PM
Pronounced in-KULL-payt

Verb meaning to accuse, blame, incriminate

Example: It’s not uncommon for a youngster to inculpate a sibling for some wrong-doing they actually did themselves.

Remembering back as a child, use the word "inculpate" as a VERB in a sentence where you were blamed for something you didn't do.
(#5311739) Re: Monday's Word is "Equitable"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 30 Nov 2021 at 1:54PM
I second that!
(#5311690) Re: Monday's Word is "Equitable"
Posted by HeartOnFire on 30 Nov 2021 at 11:14AM

Welcome back erletd
(#5311656) Re: Monday's Word is "Equitable"
Posted by erletd on 30 Nov 2021 at 9:19AM
If both parties feel dissatisfied with a mediated settlement, then most likely it is actually equitable!
(#5311491) Re: Monday's Word is "Equitable"
Posted by HeartOnFire on 29 Nov 2021 at 6:16PM

Sarah and Marge wanted to make plans of providing an equitable share of food to those people that would show up at the Food Bank later in the day.
(#5311167) Monday's Word is "Equitable"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 28 Nov 2021 at 9:53PM
Pronounced EK-wit-uh-bull

Adjective meaning “just or fair”

Example: Both parties were happy with the outcome of the divorce being surprisingly “equitable.”

Use the word “equitable” as an adjective when describing an instance where something is deemed fair.
(#5311158) Common Bond Challenge Winners
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 28 Nov 2021 at 9:16PM
Of course, the common bond between last week's words is that all are some form of editing/changing text.

The difference is that some require discretion/judgement, which can be subject to opinion.

Tokens go to HeartOnFire, Jools, and GinnyB for their responses.

Tokens awarded will be Word-of-the-Day, 21st Anniversary, or one of the special tokens, depending upon which you already have.

Way to go!! and thanks to all for playing!
(#5310366) Re: Friday's Word is ""
Posted by Jools on 27 Nov 2021 at 6:44AM
Recent editions of Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn have been bowdlerised to expurgate the N-word
(#5310242) Re: Friday's Word is "Bowdlerize"
Posted by GinnyB on 27 Nov 2021 at 12:55AM
Certain groups tend to bowdlerize books to suit their needs.
(#5310050) Re: Friday's Word is "Bowdlerize"
Posted by volvath on 26 Nov 2021 at 12:27PM
It's Bowdler zine in writing when they change the context to mean something else by shortening it to mean something else than what it meant in the first place
(#5310046) Common Bond Challenge
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 26 Nov 2021 at 12:22PM
The common bond between this week's three words may be a bit obvious, so this challenge is two-fold.

Instructions:
1. Guess the common bond between the three words.
2. Express the "difference" between these three words.
3. Do NOT post your guess here
4. Send a private message to JanuarySnowAngel with your guess.
5. One of the following tokens will be awarded for the correct answer, depending upon which you already have: Word-of-the-Day -or- 21st Anniversary -or- Special Gift.

Good luck
(#5309833) Re: Friday's Word is "Bowdlerize"
Posted by HeartOnFire on 25 Nov 2021 at 6:53PM


Feeling the movie was a little too racy, the studio asked the director to bowdlerize the movie some to make it more family-friendly.
(#5309829) Re: Friday's Word is "Bowdlerize"
Posted by **Lover of Darkness** on 25 Nov 2021 at 6:21PM
Some schools bowdlerize books, but then some just ban the book. I also think the bible gets bowdlerize and gets banned from use.
(#5309803) Friday's Word is "Bowdlerize"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 25 Nov 2021 at 4:31PM
Pronounced BODE-lur-ize

Verb meaning: remove material thought to be improper, weakening the effect of the text

Example: Some people try to bowdlerize classic works of literature which would diminish regional context.

Use the word "bowdlerize" as a VERB describing an incident where removing material unnecessarily weakened the effect of the message.
(#5309362) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Censor"
Posted by HeatherN on 24 Nov 2021 at 1:53PM
The comedian's edgy jokes would have to be censored if he were to perform to a non-age restricted audience.
(#5309343) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Censor"
Posted by Jools on 24 Nov 2021 at 12:56PM
The document was redacted to censor all the sensitive information
(#5309341) Re: Monday's Word is "Redact"
Posted by Jools on 24 Nov 2021 at 12:54PM
Some documents can be so heavily redacted they no longer make sense
(#5309329) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Censor"
Posted by HeartOnFire on 24 Nov 2021 at 11:50AM
In an effort to censor what type of shows her children watched, Karen set up parental controls on their internet devices.
(#5309179) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Censor"
Posted by GinnyB on 23 Nov 2021 at 10:57PM
Seems most social media platforms are being censored due to malicious activity.
(#5309177) Re: Monday's Word is "Redact"
Posted by GinnyB on 23 Nov 2021 at 10:56PM
Brandon received a redacted letter from the police station.
(#5309172) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Censor"
Posted by **Lover of Darkness** on 23 Nov 2021 at 9:29PM
In todays world nothing is censored with bleeps, there is to much streaming and I can only censor out the programs that I don't want my granddaughter to watch.
(#5309165) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Censor"
Posted by volvath on 23 Nov 2021 at 8:04PM
Film's are censor for different categories for different ages so they know which is suitable from universal films to adult films
(#5309155) Wednesday's Word is "Censor"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 23 Nov 2021 at 6:33PM

Pronounced SEN-sur

Verb meaning: to exam (a book, movie, etc) and suppress unacceptable parts

Example: In the early days of television, many shows were censored to protect young viewers from adult content.

Use the word “censor” as a VERB to describe a situation in which censorship is needed.
(#5309020) Re: Monday's Word is "Redact"
Posted by **Lover of Darkness** on 23 Nov 2021 at 10:41AM
It is a Flim Script Editor job to redact a script so the movie or show may or may not be ready for the public to view
(#5308974) Re: Monday's Word is "Redact"
Posted by HeartOnFire on 23 Nov 2021 at 5:13AM

The government redacted all information in the documents that were of sensitive material and would be damaging to National Security, before releasing it to the public.
(#5308551) Re: Winners of Common Bond Challenge
Posted by GinnyB on 21 Nov 2021 at 11:25PM
Thank you
(#5308529) Re: Monday's Word is "Redact"
Posted by volvath on 21 Nov 2021 at 9:56PM
The editor had to redact the show for day time television
(#5308520) Monday's Word is "Redact"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 21 Nov 2021 at 8:34PM
Pronounced ree-DAKT

Verb meaning: to edit text for publication

Example: It is the editor’s job to redact a story to make it appropriate for publishing.

Use the word “redact” as a VERB describing some career where a person must redact text.
(#5308446) Winners of Common Bond Challenge
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 21 Nov 2021 at 3:32PM
Congratulations to Jools and GinnyB for correctly guessing that the common bond of last week's words was "expressions of despair."

Way to go!!

"Without praise, the soul withers." (Let's all be fluent with praise, when praise is due.)
(#5308093) Re: Common Bond Challenge
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 20 Nov 2021 at 3:55PM
Well that's a bummer! I'm looking into possible alternatives. ???
(#5307811) Re: Common Bond Challenge
Posted by Jools on 19 Nov 2021 at 11:57PM
Hi Jan, I think you will find I'm one of the players who has all the tokens.
Hopefully we will get some new ones in the future
(#5307646) Re: Friday's Word is "Nadir"
Posted by **Lover of Darkness** on 19 Nov 2021 at 12:35PM
In my early 40's I hit nadir but I pulled myself together and became the person I am todaySmiling
(#5307644) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Discomfit"
Posted by **Lover of Darkness** on 19 Nov 2021 at 12:33PM
When I was in school, many teachers would discomfit my answers, man those where the days, not.
(#5307642) Re: Monday's Word is "Languish"
Posted by **Lover of Darkness** on 19 Nov 2021 at 12:31PM
The covid virus made many people become languish, we all wish it would end.
(#5307638) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Discomfit"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 19 Nov 2021 at 12:24PM
The word is "discomfit", used as a verb. (discomfort is a noun meaning slight pain.)

Discomfit as a verb means to make someone feel uneasy or frustrated.

For example: Despite all your efforts, someone's criticisms can discomfit you and give you feelings of failure.
(#5307631) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Discomfit"
Posted by volvath on 19 Nov 2021 at 11:52AM
It's very discomfort when you put all the effort into something and it fails on you
(#5307629) Re: Monday's Word is "Languish"
Posted by volvath on 19 Nov 2021 at 11:49AM
You languish when your body becomes weaker as you get older
(#5307616) Common Bond Challenge
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 19 Nov 2021 at 11:26AM
A token to those who can correctly guess the common bond for this week's words languish, discomfit, nadir.

Instructions
1. Do NOT post your guess here!
2. Send a private message with your guess to JanuarySnowAngel
3. Two of our "regulars" have been such great and frequent participants that they have already earned ALL of the WoD and 21st Anniversary tokens. **Lover of Darkness** and HeartOnFire may still guess, but will not receive tokens.

I do however, which to recognize their participation and contributions to this board.
Thank you
(#5307571) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Discomfit"
Posted by Jools on 19 Nov 2021 at 8:18AM
A poor manager causes discomfit in their staff with constant criticism, whilst a good manager allows his staff to flourish with praise
(#5307569) Re: Monday's Word is "Languish"
Posted by Jools on 19 Nov 2021 at 8:13AM
When depressed I prefer to languish in solitude than to face people
(#5307567) Re: Friday's Word is "Nadir"
Posted by Jools on 19 Nov 2021 at 8:10AM
Nadir is the opposite of zenith, which is a high-point
(#5307387) Re: Friday's Word is "Nadir"
Posted by GinnyB on 18 Nov 2021 at 11:11PM
Seems quite a few people need to hit nadir in order to excel in their journey.
(#5307351) Re: Friday's Word is "Nadir"
Posted by volvath on 18 Nov 2021 at 8:12PM
Getting to nadir is quite easy to do its unnadir yourself is the hard part in life
Most people flux between them most of their life
(#5307347) Re: Friday's Word is "Nadir"
Posted by HeartOnFire on 18 Nov 2021 at 7:47PM

Even though our group thought they reached their nadir and would fail at entering our science project in by the competition's deadline, we managed to get it finished in time.
 
(#5307316) Friday's Word is "Nadir"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 18 Nov 2021 at 6:21PM
Pronounced NAY-dur

Noun meaning: lowest point; rock bottom

Example: She finally agreed to see a therapist when she knew she was at her nadir.

Use the NOUN “nadir” at a time when YOU hit rock bottom and made a change for the better.
(#5307043) Re: Monday's Word is "Languish"
Posted by GinnyB on 18 Nov 2021 at 12:49AM
After all the meetings of the week, Julie was a bit languished about her future.
(#5307042) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Discomfit"
Posted by GinnyB on 18 Nov 2021 at 12:47AM
After reading the local news, Billy felt a bit discomfit about the future of his election.
(#5306881) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Discomfit"
Posted by HeartOnFire on 17 Nov 2021 at 10:36AM

The manager's mean disposition during the interview helped to discomfit Carrie about not taking the job.
(#5306611) Wednesday's Word is "Discomfit"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 16 Nov 2021 at 5:29PM
Pronounced dis-KUM-fit

Verb meaning: to frustrate/thwart; confuse/perplex

Example: The prison warden’s constant criticisms would discomfit the inmate’s attempts to better his life.

Use the VERB “discomfit” when describing how “without praise, the soul withers.”
(#5306587) Re: Monday's Word is "Languish"
Posted by HeartOnFire on 16 Nov 2021 at 4:13PM

With the cold weather nearing, my garden plants will languish and eventually die, but will come back next year.
(#5306030) Monday's Word is "Languish"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 14 Nov 2021 at 7:24PM
Pronounced LANG-wish

Verb meaning: to become weak/feeble; depressed or dispirited

Example: Without a speedy trial, the accused could languish in jail for years.

Use the VERB “languish” in a sentence describing a reason someone might become dispirited.
(#5305726) Winners of Common Bond Challenge
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 13 Nov 2021 at 8:11PM
Two players correctly guessed that the common bond of this week's words is that they are all of Italian origin.

Congratulations to Jools and **Lover of Darkness** who will receive a token.
(#5305328) Common Bond Challenge
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 12 Nov 2021 at 2:50PM

What is the common bond between this week's words: imbroglio, dilettante, gonzo?

This one is more difficult.

Instructions
1. Do NOT post your guesses here.
2. Message me your guesses JanuarySnowAngel
3. If noone guesses correctly by 10:00 p.m. EST Saturday, Nov. 13th, I will give a clue.

Good luck
(#5305220) Re: Friday's Word is "Gonzo"
Posted by amthevessel on 12 Nov 2021 at 8:30AM
Bonzo Doo-Dah is "Gonzo"
(#5305169) Re: Friday's Word is "Gonzo"
Posted by Jools on 12 Nov 2021 at 2:59AM
Elon Musk always appears somewhat Gonzo to me
(#5305123) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Dilettante"
Posted by Jools on 12 Nov 2021 at 2:01AM
my sister-in-law is somewhat a dilettante in the arts of ancient Rome
(#5305122) Re: Monday's Word is "Imbroglio"
Posted by Jools on 12 Nov 2021 at 1:58AM
I found myself in an imbroglio many years ago at a friends wedding barn dance, with my then ex-fiancee / present wife, her husband/ ex-best-friend and my now ex-wife all having to dance together
(#5305113) Re: Monday's Word is "Imbroglio"
Posted by GinnyB on 12 Nov 2021 at 12:10AM
It seems that the president is a very imbroglio individual.
(#5305112) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Dilettante"
Posted by GinnyB on 12 Nov 2021 at 12:06AM
She had high ambitions, but in the end became a dilettante.
(#5305111) Re: Friday's Word is "Gonzo"
Posted by GinnyB on 11 Nov 2021 at 11:56PM
The next person that asks me that question again I'm going to go GONZO on them.
(#5305087) Re: Friday's Word is "Gonzo"
Posted by **Lover of Darkness** on 11 Nov 2021 at 9:40PM
Gonzo the Great, is a Muppet character known for his eccentric passion for stunt performance, ok I watch muppet babies with my granddaughter.
(#5305075) Re: Friday's Word is "Gonzo"
Posted by volvath on 11 Nov 2021 at 7:51PM
Lord lucan was extremely gonzo in his actions in life as a paliment member
(#5305067) Friday's Word is "Gonzo"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 11 Nov 2021 at 7:04PM
Pronounced GON-zo

Adjective meaning: Crazy/eccentric

Example: It is said that artist Vincent Van Gogh’s actions were gonzo.

Use the word “gonzo” as an ADJECTIVE when describing someone who is eccentric.
(#5304406) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Dilettante"
Posted by **Lover of Darkness** on 9 Nov 2021 at 9:37PM
My ex brother-in-law was a social dilettante and we caught him many times saying things he had little knowledge about.
(#5304391) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Dilettante"
Posted by volvath on 9 Nov 2021 at 7:30PM
The apprentice sculpture was dilettante in trying to get the sculpture right
(#5304390) Wednesday's Word is "Dilettante"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 9 Nov 2021 at 7:24PM
Pronounced dil-uh-TAWNT

Noun meaning: a person with an amateur interest in the arts.

Example: The art student was a dilettante trying to organize artworks of the masters that she knew little about.

Use the word “dilettante” as a NOUN when describing a friend who wants to further the arts, but doesn’t know enough about it. (The arts could be: music, visual art, performing art, language art/literature, etc)
(#5303955) Re: Monday's Word is "Imbroglio"
Posted by volvath on 8 Nov 2021 at 5:38PM
Some games are extremely imbroglic to play properly
(#5303950) Re: Monday's Word is "Imbroglio"
Posted by **Lover of Darkness** on 8 Nov 2021 at 4:32PM
My sister found herself in an imbroglio when two guys she was dating showed up at the same time, of course, I laughed myself sillySmiling
(#5303912) Re: Winners of Common Bond Challenge
Posted by HeartOnFire on 8 Nov 2021 at 3:09PM
Ted found himself in an imbroglio with his wife when he completely forgot their Friday night dinner plans at the restaurant.
(#5303557) Re: Winners of Common Bond Challenge
Posted by GinnyB on 7 Nov 2021 at 11:14PM
Thank you Hugging
(#5303477) Monday's Word is "Imbroglio"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 7 Nov 2021 at 5:50PM
Pronounced im-BRO-lyo
(The “g” is silent)

Noun meaning: an extremely confused, complicated, or embarrassing situation

Example: She found herself in an imbroglio when her boyfriend visited, finding her ex already there.

Use the word “imbroglio” as a NOUN when describing a very embarrassing situation you experienced or witnessed.
(#5303456) Winners of Common Bond Challenge
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 7 Nov 2021 at 4:54PM
The following players will receive a token for correctly guessing that the common bond of last week's words is "Expressing Opinions."

**Lover of Darkness** HeartOnFire GinnyB volvath

Way to go!!
(#5302828) Re: Friday's Word is "Vociferate"
Posted by volvath on 5 Nov 2021 at 6:34PM
It's very vociterate betweenpeople that try to think they better than the other one
(#5302763) Common Bond Challenge
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 5 Nov 2021 at 2:50PM
What is the common bond between this week's words: elocute, elucidate, vociferate?

Instructions:
1. Do NOT post your guess here
2. Send your guess to me in a private message JanuarySnowAngel
3. Those who guess correctly will receive a WoD token.

Good luck
(#5302630) Re: Friday's Word is "Vociferate"
Posted by Jools on 5 Nov 2021 at 9:36AM
At the Bonfire night party, to the rhetorical question regarding the effigy of Guy Fawkes "What shall we do with him?"
The crowd vociferated their reply "BURN HIM!"
(#5302488) Re: Friday's Word is "Vociferate"
Posted by GinnyB on 5 Nov 2021 at 12:24AM
It seems that the only way to make their point was to vociferate their beliefs.
(#5302477) Re: Friday's Word is "Vociferate"
Posted by **Lover of Darkness** on 4 Nov 2021 at 10:53PM
Growing up with three brothers and three sisters we vociferate quite a bit, well, until the parents said enough but, we all thought our issues were important.
(#5302445) Re: Friday's Word is "Vociferate"
Posted by HeartOnFire on 4 Nov 2021 at 7:46PM
When they saw the drunk driver going into the courthouse, the crowd edged forward to shake their fingers and viciferate loudly.
(#5302413) Friday's Word is "Vociferate"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 4 Nov 2021 at 6:04PM

Pronounced voy-SIF-er-ayt

Verb – shout/complain/argue loudly

Example: The protestors vociferated their displeasure in the tax hikes.

Use "vociferate" as a VERB where you yourself would argue a very important issue.
(#5302055) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Elucidate"
Posted by GinnyB on 4 Nov 2021 at 12:36AM
Being a chef/cook I have to elucidate, the recipes I use, to complete the nightly meals.
(#5301979) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Elucidate"
Posted by amthevessel on 3 Nov 2021 at 4:52PM
Can you elucidate the ineluctable modality of the visible?
(#5301878) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Elucidate"
Posted by Jools on 3 Nov 2021 at 1:05PM
Unless one elucidates one's instructions clearly, one may find they have not been carried out as one desires
(#5301877) Re: Monday's Word is "Elocute"
Posted by Jools on 3 Nov 2021 at 1:03PM
I must elocute that this isn't actually a "real" word, but is merely a neologism back-formed from elocution
(#5301787) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Elucidate"
Posted by **Lover of Darkness** on 3 Nov 2021 at 5:48AM
When I was a manager it was important to elucidate what needed to be done.
(#5301733) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Elucidate"
Posted by volvath on 3 Nov 2021 at 3:32AM
You have to be very elucidate to play some games on-line to understand how they work
(#5301606) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Elucidate"
Posted by HeartOnFire on 2 Nov 2021 at 6:38PM
Before starting the game, you should elucidate the rules to her or have her read them on her own.
(#5301591) Wednesday's Word is "Elucidate"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 2 Nov 2021 at 5:40PM
Pronounced eh-LOO-suh-dayt

Verb - to make/express something clearly

Example: It is crucial to elucidate on the matter that you wish to debate.

Use “elucidate” as a verb to express how important it is for someone to be clear in game instructions.
(#5301342) Re: Monday's Word is "Elocute"
Posted by amthevessel on 2 Nov 2021 at 3:11AM
"Wherefore waste our elocution
On impossible solution?
Life's a pleasant institution,
Let us take it as it comes!"

(W. S. Gilbert)
(#5301171) Re: Monday's Word is "Elocute"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 1 Nov 2021 at 7:16PM
Using it as a verb you could say "How you elocute against gossip."
(#5301159) Re: Monday's Word is "Elocute"
Posted by **Lover of Darkness** on 1 Nov 2021 at 6:43PM
I elocute in my head on many things, mostly how the world has become.
(#5300910) Re: Winners of Common Bond Challenge
Posted by HeartOnFire on 1 Nov 2021 at 10:26AM
The governor did elocute and rant about voting issues, but made little impression on the crowd.
(#5300903) Re: Winners of Common Bond Challenge
Posted by mystori on 1 Nov 2021 at 10:13AM
Smiling thank you
(#5300591) Re: Monday's Word is "Elocute"
Posted by volvath on 31 Oct 2021 at 8:49PM
It's very elocute to gossip about stuff you don't know about
(#5300587) Monday's Word is "Elocute"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 31 Oct 2021 at 8:26PM
Pronounced EL-uh-kyoot

Verb - to express strong disapproval

Example: I had the opportunity to hear our Senator elocute the proposed hike in taxes.

Use “elocute” as a verb to express your own disapproval of something.
(#5300433) Winners of Common Bond Challenge
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 31 Oct 2021 at 10:52AM
Kat and RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack both correctly guessed that the common bond between lungs, brain, and ears is that they all have "lobes."

However, because I mistyped the correlation of words in the challenge (pulmonary is related to lungs, not heart as I posted), all players who made admirable guesses will receive a token. They are Jools , GinnyB , and mystori

Bravo!
(#5300428) Error on Common Bond Challenge
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 31 Oct 2021 at 10:46AM

First of all, I need to apologize for the error I made in presenting the Common Bond Challenge.

When comparing the words in the Challenge portion, I typed that pulmonary referred to heart, which is not correct. The word definition and example sentence that I posted prior to that were correct, but the challenge question was mistyped.

I was looking for the Common Bond for lungs, brain, and ear.

Because of this error, tokens will be given to all who attempted guesses.
(#5300269) Re: Friday's Word is "Auricular"
Posted by GinnyB on 30 Oct 2021 at 11:43PM
Sometimes I'm thankful for my auricular deficiency, because there seems to be a lot of comments from the peanut gallery.
(#5300247) Clue #1 for Common Bond Challenge
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 30 Oct 2021 at 7:24PM
No one has guessed the common bond yet, so here is Clue #1.

The brain, heart, ear are each divided into, or have, what?
(#5299921) Re: Friday's Word is "Auricular"
Posted by Jools on 29 Oct 2021 at 10:26PM
No not personally
(#5299873) Re: Common Bond Challenge
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 29 Oct 2021 at 6:12PM
I forgot the Instructions for the Challenge...

1. Do NOT post your guess here!
2. Send me your guess in a private message JanuarySnowAngel
3. If no one guesses it by 10:00 p.m. EST on Saturday, October 30th, I'll give a clue.

Good luck
(#5299844) Common Bond Challenge
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 29 Oct 2021 at 3:35PM
This week's three words are all adjectives that pertaining to the human body.

pulmonary = heart
cerebral = brain
auricular = ear

What is the Common Bond between heart, brain, and ear?
(#5299843) Re: Friday's Word is "Auricular"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 29 Oct 2021 at 3:31PM
volvath Add "ability" after auricular and you have a perfect sentence!

Thanks for participating. Smiling
(#5299842) Re: Friday's Word is "Auricular"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 29 Oct 2021 at 3:30PM
Jools, have you ever had this procedure done? It sounds quite interesting.
(#5299665) Re: Friday's Word is "Auricular"
Posted by mystori on 29 Oct 2021 at 3:13AM
After getting hearing aids, his auricular deficiency was no longer a problem.
(#5299604) Re: Friday's Word is "Auricular"
Posted by Jools on 29 Oct 2021 at 1:37AM
auricular acupuncture is a therapy were points on the ear are used to treat corresponding parts on the body, for instance the earlobe relates to parts of the face and head
(#5299592) Re: Friday's Word is "Auricular"
Posted by volvath on 28 Oct 2021 at 9:44PM
My auricular is very good
I can hear people whisper from far away
(#5299581) Friday's Word is "Auricular"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 28 Oct 2021 at 8:27PM
Pronounced uh-RIK-yuh-ler

Meaning: adjective describing use of the ear/hearing

Use the word “Auricular” in a sentence.

Example: My ear/nose/throat doctor who studied auricular health, suggested vertigo therapy.
(#5299242) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Cerebral"
Posted by GinnyB on 28 Oct 2021 at 12:08AM
Had a friend that was a total "Cerebral" person, and drove me nuts.
(#5299174) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Cerebral"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 27 Oct 2021 at 6:19PM
Cerebro is the machine that accesses Professor Xavier's cerebral cortex.
(#5298990) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Cerebral"
Posted by Jools on 27 Oct 2021 at 9:47AM
A cerebral person makes decisions using their intelligence and cold, hard facts, instead of emotions.
(#5298988) Re: Monday's Word is "Pulmonary"
Posted by Jools on 27 Oct 2021 at 9:45AM
Pulmonary hypertension is a type of high blood pressure that affects the arteries in the lungs
(#5298927) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Cerebral"
Posted by mystori on 27 Oct 2021 at 4:47AM
In the winter of 1902, her son had a cerebral hemorrhage and passed away.
(#5298820) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Cerebral"
Posted by HeartOnFire on 26 Oct 2021 at 9:28PM
While Judy relies mainly on her intuition, Brayden takes a more cerebral approach to solving problems.
(#5298665) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Cerebral"
Posted by volvath on 26 Oct 2021 at 6:40PM
Cerebral is the machine professor xavier uses to find other mutants in the x-men
(#5298657) Wednesday's Word is "Cerebral"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 26 Oct 2021 at 5:47PM
Pronounced: sir-REE-bruhl

Meaning: adjective describing the brain

Use the word “Cerebral” in a sentence.

Example: The valedictorian at high school graduation is quite the cerebral fellow, boasting a genius IQ.
(#5298428) Re: Monday's Word is "Pulmonary"
Posted by fatdaddy on 26 Oct 2021 at 3:50AM
I survived a pulmonary embolism in 1980.
(#5298154) Re: Monday's Word is "Pulmonary"
Posted by Kat on 25 Oct 2021 at 9:16AM
My pulmonary is so messed up I use a nebulizer to keep everything working smooth.

Breathe In breathe OUT.. is hard at time when the pulmonary is not working right.
(#5298094) Re: Monday's Word is "Pulmonary"
Posted by mystori on 25 Oct 2021 at 4:30AM
Breathe in, breathe out...exercise the pulmonary parts of your body and relax.
(#5298025) Re: Monday's Word is "Pulmonary"
Posted by GinnyB on 24 Oct 2021 at 11:32PM
I lost my beautiful mother from Pulmonary cancer in 2008 on New Years Day
(#5297968) Re: Monday's Word is "Pulmonary"
Posted by volvath on 24 Oct 2021 at 6:20PM
It's horrible when they got to put a tube in your pulmonary and take the air out in a bag and a oxygen mask on your mouth to get the air back in you
(#5297962) Re: Monday's Word is "Pulmonary"
Posted by HeartOnFire on 24 Oct 2021 at 6:13PM
My neighbor suffers from pulmonary edema and has to go into the hospital every once in awhile to be put on IV diuretics.
(#5297955) Monday's Word is "Pulmonary"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 24 Oct 2021 at 6:04PM
Pronounced: PULL-mon-air-ee

Meaning: adjective describing the lungs

Use the word “Pulmonary” in a sentence.

Example: My mother’s pulmonary issues were caused by years of smoking.
(#5297780) Re: Common Bond Winner
Posted by Jools on 24 Oct 2021 at 10:12AM
oh clever!
although we don't caller them "bank tellers" in the UK, I still wouldn't have thought of it
(#5297548) Re: Common Bond Winner
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 23 Oct 2021 at 6:55PM
I was wrong but the three words
Fortune bank story is a true story about a rogue trader who broke the bank literally.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barings_Bank
(#5297527) Common Bond Winner
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 23 Oct 2021 at 5:56PM
Congratulations to **Lover of Darkness** who correctly guessed that the words fortune bank and story all have TELLERS.

A WoD token is coming your way.

Way to go!!
(#5296957) Common Bond Challenge
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 22 Oct 2021 at 7:40AM
This week's Common Bond Challenge is about words "related" to this week's words.

affluence -> fortune
pecuniary -> bank
diegesis -> story

What is the common bond of the three words in BOLD?

Instructions:

1. Do NOT post your guess here
2. Send your guess in a personal message to me JanuarySnowAngel
3. If no one guesses the bond by 10:00 a.m. EST on Saturday, Oct. 23rd, I will post a clue.

Good luck
(#5296917) Re: Friday's Word is "Diegesis"
Posted by Jools on 22 Oct 2021 at 7:09AM
Diegesis comes from the Greek word for narration, Roald Dahl uses this technique in telling his stories rather just the actions of the characters
(#5296914) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Pecuniary"
Posted by Jools on 22 Oct 2021 at 7:02AM
many politicians use lobbyists to gain a pecuniary advantage
(#5296791) Re: Friday's Word is "Diegesis"
Posted by **Lover of Darkness** on 21 Oct 2021 at 10:38PM
When I was younger I wanted to write a diegesis book like The Hobbit, but as time went by it was not to be, even though I did enjoy reading J.R.R.Tolkien
(#5296789) Re: Friday's Word is "Diegesis"
Posted by HeartOnFire on 21 Oct 2021 at 10:22PM
The film's diegesis was full of twists and turns that captivated the audience.
(#5296737) Friday's Word is "Diegesis"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 21 Oct 2021 at 6:40PM
Pronounced dy-uh-GEE-sis

Meaning: a narrative or plot

Post a sentence using either “diegesis” when telling a fictional story about a childhood experience.

Example: The diegesis of my story is when I planted a quarter in my back yard to grow a money tree.
(#5296710) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Pecuniary"
Posted by volvath on 21 Oct 2021 at 4:18PM
It's a pecuniary world
(#5296643) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Pecuniary"
Posted by cindy1970 on 21 Oct 2021 at 2:10PM
It takes quite a bit of pecuniary and intelligence to get a business going.
(#5296219) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Pecuniary"
Posted by **Lover of Darkness** on 20 Oct 2021 at 12:10PM
The bank account I own has little pecuniary so I don't have to have a great math aptitude.
(#5296217) Re: Monday's Word is "Affluence"
Posted by **Lover of Darkness** on 20 Oct 2021 at 12:07PM
Jeff Bezo's affluence allowed Captain Kirk to actually go to space.
(#5296004) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Pecuniary"
Posted by HeartOnFire on 20 Oct 2021 at 12:56AM
She had such a pecuniary / financial history that it was difficult for her to get a bank loan or any credit.
(#5295956) Wednesday's Word is "Pecuniary"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 19 Oct 2021 at 5:39PM

Pronounced puh-CYOO-nee-air-ee

Meaning: relating to/consisting of money

Post a sentence using either pecuniary -OR- a synonym of pecuniary as an adjective when describing money issues.

Example: The pecuniary business of a bank requires great math aptitude.
(#5295817) Re: Monday's Word is "Affluence"
Posted by Jools on 19 Oct 2021 at 11:16AM
Bill Gates' affluence allows him to also be a great philanthropist
(#5295287) Re: Monday's Word is "Affluence"
Posted by volvath on 18 Oct 2021 at 1:42AM
The person that invented the Internet had a lot of affluence on the world it brought us on equal level together
(#5295281) Re: Monday's Word is "Affluence"
Posted by cindy1970 on 18 Oct 2021 at 1:13AM
Their affluence allowed them to help many different people and build an empire in real estate properties.
(#5295275) Re: Monday's Word is "Affluence"
Posted by HeartOnFire on 17 Oct 2021 at 10:38PM
His affluence / prosperity took her by surprise after she married him.
(#5295260) Monday's Word is "Affluence"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 17 Oct 2021 at 8:45PM
Pronounced AFF-loo-ents

Meaning: The state of having a great deal of wealth/money

Post a sentence using either affluence -OR- a synonym of affluence as a noun when describing a wealthy person.

Example: My great aunt is known for her affluence/fortune because she always gives a lot of money to charities.
(#5295254) Re: We have Challenge Winners!
Posted by rUsureU_ want2doTHAT on 17 Oct 2021 at 8:17PM
Gregory Peck was awesome in the movie, too!!
(#5295043) Re: We have Challenge Winners!
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 17 Oct 2021 at 10:10AM
It's a great story!
(#5295037) Re: We have Challenge Winners!
Posted by **Lover of Darkness** on 17 Oct 2021 at 9:32AM
Thank You, read that book a few timesSmiling
(#5295033) We have Challenge Winners!
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 17 Oct 2021 at 9:06AM
No Hints were needed!

Congratulations to the following players who guessed the correct common bond of last week's words: umbrage, apoplectic, and habiliment...mystori Jools and **Lover of Darkness**

All words (and sentence examples) were quotes from Harper Lee's novel, "To Kill a Mockingbird."

A WoD token is yours!

Way to go!!
(#5294860) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Apoplectic"
Posted by GinnyB on 16 Oct 2021 at 11:39PM
That's a normal for the youth below 45 in this day and age.. @Jools
(#5294505) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Apoplectic"
Posted by Jools on 16 Oct 2021 at 1:54AM
LOL Ginny
(#5294496) Re: Monday's Word is *umbrage"
Posted by GinnyB on 16 Oct 2021 at 12:11AM
I take umbrage, when people think I'm not sincere.
(#5294494) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Apoplectic"
Posted by GinnyB on 16 Oct 2021 at 12:06AM
While having company, I was apoplectic when there was no real conversation other then the clicking of messages on everyone's cell phones.
(#5294492) Re: Friday's Word is ""
Posted by GinnyB on 16 Oct 2021 at 12:04AM
While going through my mother's hope chest we found our dads sailor habiliment, from his time in the military.
(#5294383) Re: Friday's Word is ""
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 15 Oct 2021 at 5:12PM
I would be proud, too. Smiling
(#5294216) Re: Friday's Word is ""
Posted by Jools on 15 Oct 2021 at 5:49AM
I was proud to see my son in the habiliment of a naval officer
(#5294105) Re: Friday's Word is "Habiliment"
Posted by volvath on 14 Oct 2021 at 9:18PM
The Taylor made habiliment clothing
(#5294081) Re: Friday's Word is "Habiliment"
Posted by **Lover of Darkness** on 14 Oct 2021 at 6:41PM
When my Father passed away I picked out the Habiliment he would be buried in.
(#5294071) Common Bond Challenge
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 14 Oct 2021 at 6:17PM
I know you've all missed the challenge these last two weeks. So, here is one for this week's words: umbrage apoplectic and habiliment.

This is a little tougher than previous challenges, so I'll give a hint or two as needed.

Instructions:
1. Do NOT post your guess here!
2. Private message me your guess JanuarySnowAngel
3. Hint #1: These words appear in a very popular novel. Name the novel.
4. If no one guesses correctly by Saturday at 10:00 p.m. EST, I will post a second hint.

Good luck
(#5294070) Friday's Word is "Habiliment"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 14 Oct 2021 at 6:12PM
Pronounced ha-BILL-uh-ment

Noun Meaning: clothing/ensemble/suit

Example: “She slept on a folding cot in the kitchen; that morning it was covered with our Sunday habiliments.”

Use the word habiliment when describing an ensemble or special suit that you had to wear or admired in someone else.
(#5294038) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Apoplectic"
Posted by **Lover of Darkness** on 14 Oct 2021 at 3:40PM
I get positively apoplectic if someone answers their cell phone during dinner, so no cell phones allowed.
(#5294035) Re: Monday's Word is *umbrage"
Posted by **Lover of Darkness** on 14 Oct 2021 at 3:34PM
I as a child was very umbrage if I did not get the last biscuit to eat, which was a pet peeve of mine.
(#5293731) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Apoplectic"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 13 Oct 2021 at 6:23PM
hehehehe...love it!
(#5293535) Re: Wednesday's Word is ""
Posted by Jools on 13 Oct 2021 at 11:56AM
When burglars stole my wife's grandmother's charm bracelet, she was apoplectic as the sentimental value was priceless
(#5293511) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Apoplectic"
Posted by volvath on 13 Oct 2021 at 10:45AM
You get very apoplectic when people get in the way off your relatiolpnships
(#5293500) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Apoplectic"
Posted by amthevessel on 13 Oct 2021 at 9:28AM
The omission of a "common bond challenge" last week was such an umbrage, I almost had an apoplectic fit. Smiling
(#5293490) Re: Friday's Word is "Tawny"
Posted by Jools on 13 Oct 2021 at 8:55AM
yes the colour bond was obvious, but you sometimes link them to a specific book or film, etc
I'll look forward to this week's then Smiling
(#5293309) Wednesday's Word is "Apoplectic"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 12 Oct 2021 at 6:46PM
Pronounced ap-uh-PLEK-tik

Adjective Meaning: overcome with anger

Example: “Once she heard Jem refer to our father as “Atticus” and her reaction was apoplectic.

Use the word apoplectic as an adjective when describing something that made you very angry.
(#5293303) Re: Friday's Word is "Tawny"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 12 Oct 2021 at 6:12PM
No, I didn't post a "common bond challenge" last week because I figured it was obvious. = "colors" Smiling

I have one to post at the end of this week, though.
(#5293207) Re: Friday's Word is "Tawny"
Posted by Jools on 12 Oct 2021 at 1:34PM
was there no common bond challenge for last week?
(#5293206) Re: Monday's Word is *umbrage"
Posted by Jools on 12 Oct 2021 at 1:32PM
I take umbrage when people demand that their "beliefs" should be respected, you respect people not their opinions
(#5292980) Re: Monday's Word is *umbrage"
Posted by HeartOnFire on 11 Oct 2021 at 10:51PM
Sally took umbrage over Dan's comment, teasing her about what she was wearing.
(#5292509) Re: Monday's Word is *umbrage"
Posted by BettyAnn on 10 Oct 2021 at 11:50PM
I definitely do take umbrage at what you accuse me of.
(#5292499) Re: Monday's Word is *umbrage"
Posted by cindy1970 on 10 Oct 2021 at 11:38PM
When others have no standards of morals and being real, it is an umbrage to a few of us!!
(#5292494) Re: Monday's Word is *umbrage"
Posted by volvath on 10 Oct 2021 at 11:18PM
It's so umbrage when thing's go wrong in life when it's full of negatively instead of the joys off being positively
(#5292471) Monday's Word is *umbrage"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 10 Oct 2021 at 8:02PM
Pronounced UM-brij

Noun Meaning: offense or annoyance

Example: “I wasn’t sure what Jem resented most, but I took umbrage at Mrs. Dubose’s assessment…”

Use the word umbrage as a noun to describe one of your pet peeves.
(#5291788) Re: Friday's Word is "Tawny"
Posted by amthevessel on 9 Oct 2021 at 7:16AM
Following a nice meal, a glass of Tawny Port goes down a treat.
(#5291639) Re: Friday's Word is "Tawny"
Posted by GinnyB on 9 Oct 2021 at 12:59AM
Tawny and black were my High School Colors.
(#5291635) Re: Friday's Word is "Tawny"
Posted by cindy1970 on 9 Oct 2021 at 12:49AM
I think President Trumps hair is a bit tawny.
(#5291356) Re: Friday's Word is "Tawny"
Posted by PattyMac on 8 Oct 2021 at 7:55AM
I think she's beautiful with her tawny eyes
(#5291296) Re: Friday's Word is "Tawny"
Posted by Jools on 8 Oct 2021 at 5:16AM
I love all owls, but tawny & barn are my favourites
(#5291198) Re: Friday's Word is "Tawny"
Posted by **Lover of Darkness** on 7 Oct 2021 at 9:01PM
My Chihuahua is tawny because He was born that waySmiling
(#5291197) Re: Wednesday's Word is "cerise"
Posted by **Lover of Darkness** on 7 Oct 2021 at 8:58PM
A stop sign is white and cerise.
(#5291153) Re: Friday's Word is "Tawny"
Posted by volvath on 7 Oct 2021 at 6:41PM
The clothing they were wearing looked quite tawny after they had pick been through the desert
(#5291150) Friday's Word is "Tawny"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 7 Oct 2021 at 6:27PM
Pronounced TAW-nee

Meaning: a brownish-orange color

Use the word “tawny” –OR another orange-ish color when describing someone or something thing.

Example: In seeing her newborn daughter with a head full of brownish-orange hair, my sister named her “Tawny.”
(#5290950) Re: Wednesday's Word is "cerise"
Posted by Jools on 7 Oct 2021 at 9:51AM
LittleTree's player icon has a tree with leaves that are more crimson than cerise
(#5290825) Re: Mid-Week Challenge for 22nd Anniversary
Posted by amthevessel on 7 Oct 2021 at 3:46AM
Jubilation T. Cornpone, he really saved the day! (L'il Abner)
(#5290817) Re: Mid-Week Challenge for 22nd Anniversary
Posted by mystori on 7 Oct 2021 at 3:17AM
Part of the revelry of GT's 22nd birthday is players posting good wishes, thoughts, and memories. It's quite the jubilee. Dancing
(#5290750) Re: Mid-Week Challenge for 22nd Anniversary
Posted by cindy1970 on 7 Oct 2021 at 1:57AM
The COMMEMORATION of Gold Token's Anniversary of an almost JUBILEE amount of years is a REVELRY but without the drinking since we aren't in person together. cindy1970
(#5290732) Re: Mid-Week Challenge for 22nd Anniversary
Posted by volvath on 6 Oct 2021 at 11:37PM
We're continuing celebrating each year off goldtoken and it will sneak up on us the jubilation year before we know it and many more of them to come
volvath
(#5290727) Re: Mid-Week Challenge for 22nd Anniversary
Posted by rUsureU_ want2doTHAT on 6 Oct 2021 at 11:01PM
GoldToken's 22nd Anniversary is a jubilee awakening of new friendships!
(#5290690) Mid-Week Challenge for 22nd Anniversary
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 6 Oct 2021 at 7:03PM
Use one of the following three words to describe the celebration of Goldtoken's 22nd Anniversay. jubilee revelry commemoration

Example:
The 22nd commemoration of Goldtoken's birthday reminds me of the many friendships that have blossomed from this game site.

All who post will receive an Anniversary token, if you haven't already received one from another board host.
(#5290524) Re: Wednesday's Word is "cerise"
Posted by volvath on 6 Oct 2021 at 1:15PM
To many people have came cerise in battle fighting for a better world
(#5290497) Re: Wednesday's Word is "cerise"
Posted by cindy1970 on 6 Oct 2021 at 11:58AM
A rose in Cerise color is my most favorite.
(#5290335) Re: Wednesday's Word is "cerise"
Posted by mystori on 6 Oct 2021 at 4:06AM
Cerise sky at night, sailor's delight. Pirate
(#5290316) Re: Anniversary Token
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 6 Oct 2021 at 3:07AM

Contest closed

(#5290261) Re: Monday's Word is "Gamboge"
Posted by GinnyB on 6 Oct 2021 at 12:42AM
The bright gamboge suit that was worn in the Mask really was a knockout.
(#5290260) Re: Wednesday's Word is "cerise"
Posted by GinnyB on 6 Oct 2021 at 12:39AM
When walking into the cocktail party in my cerise dress it truly turned everyone's head.
(#5290252) Re: Monday's Word is "Gamboge"
Posted by cindy1970 on 5 Oct 2021 at 11:36PM
Yes Sir amthevessel...great song
(#5290231) Re: Wednesday's Word is "cerise"
Posted by HeartOnFire on 5 Oct 2021 at 8:57PM
I noticed Cinnamon has a black and cerise butterfly for a name icon, which is moderate to dark red in color.
(#5290207) Wednesday's Word is "cerise"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 5 Oct 2021 at 6:56PM
Pronounced sur-EES

Meaning: a deep red color

Use the word “cerise” –OR- another red color when describing something or someone at GT who bears the same red color.

Example: Check out the recipes at the Cook Book Club to see pictures of tasty, cerise-colored foods.
(#5290125) Anniversary Token
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 5 Oct 2021 at 3:50PM
.
You can only win ONE token representing the number of years you have been on GoldToken.
Anyone who wins one will be entered in the 4 in a row tournament.
The winner of the 4 in a row tournament will get six months added to their membership!

Private Message me your answer to this....

Using the proper links send me 5 GoldToken Player names, one from each membership level.

Remember, if you've already won on another board, no need to answer. You can only win 1 token

This contest closes 10 hours after the time of this post.
(#5289794) Re: Monday's Word is "Gamboge"
Posted by amthevessel on 5 Oct 2021 at 6:38AM
Thank you - An old hit from 1973, recorded by Bing Crosby and Perry Como among others. Usually refers to a missing or absent loved one.
(#5289677) Re: Monday's Word is "Gamboge"
Posted by cindy1970 on 4 Oct 2021 at 9:35PM
amthevessel...this is perfect!! Love it!! Love our Soldiers!!
(#5289676) Re: Monday's Word is "Gamboge"
Posted by cindy1970 on 4 Oct 2021 at 9:33PM
The Big, Bright Gamboge Sun was so bright we needed sunglasses to open our eyes.

The Gamboge Church Bus had wheels that went round and round all around town picking kids up for Sunday School.
(#5289601) Re: Monday's Word is "Gamboge"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 4 Oct 2021 at 5:21PM
amthevessel Thanks for the chuckle Smiling (I needed that)
(#5289421) Re: Monday's Word is "Gamboge"
Posted by Jools on 4 Oct 2021 at 9:46AM
I love the spring when carpets of pale golden primroses can be seen in British deciduous woodland
(#5289393) Re: Monday's Word is "Gamboge"
Posted by HeartOnFire on 4 Oct 2021 at 7:32AM
Gamboge is a partially transparent saffron yellow to mustard yellow pigment that traditionally is used to dye Buddhist monk robes.
(#5289340) Re: Monday's Word is "Gamboge"
Posted by mystori on 4 Oct 2021 at 4:23AM
The black cat's gamboge eyes stared intently at it's prey.
(#5289251) Re: Monday's Word is "Gamboge"
Posted by amthevessel on 4 Oct 2021 at 12:10AM
Music Notes Tie a gamboge ribbon round the old oak tree.
(#5289226) Re: Monday's Word is "Gamboge"
Posted by **Lover of Darkness** on 3 Oct 2021 at 9:51PM
The soon to be obsolete yellow cab was a car that was gamboge and use to be widely used in New York City.
(#5289204) Re: Monday's Word is "Gamboge"
Posted by volvath on 3 Oct 2021 at 7:37PM
The sun is always beaming a bright gamboge color when it shines down to the earth
(#5289200) Monday's Word is "Gamboge"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 3 Oct 2021 at 7:34PM
Pronounced gam-BOOZH

Meaning: a strong yellow color

Use the word “gamboge” –OR- another yellow color when describing something with that color.

Example: The tree seeped a thick, gamboge resin down its spiny trunk.
(#5287703) Re: *Friday's Word is Susurrous
Posted by Jools on 1 Oct 2021 at 5:02AM
when I was a child there was a susurrous elm tree behind my house, whose leaves would make a susurrus even when there was no breeze
(#5287638) Re: Friday's Word is "Susurrous"
Posted by GinnyB on 1 Oct 2021 at 12:26AM
The susurrous sounds of the wind inside the cave was very eerie.
(#5287637) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Vicissitude"
Posted by GinnyB on 1 Oct 2021 at 12:22AM
The vicissitude of my change of life caused a lot of problems.
(#5287636) Re: Monday's Word is "Deciduous"
Posted by GinnyB on 1 Oct 2021 at 12:16AM
Walking through the woods where all the deciduous leaves, that have fallen, is such a beautiful time of the year.
(#5287609) Re: Friday's Word is "Susurrous"
Posted by HeartOnFire on 30 Sep 2021 at 9:56PM
Walking through the woods on a breezy autumn day, one could hear the susurrous winds through the trees as a storm was approaching.
(#5287606) Re: Friday's Word is "Susurrous"
Posted by volvath on 30 Sep 2021 at 9:45PM
The wind was very susurroius
(#5287553) Friday's Word is "Susurrous"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 30 Sep 2021 at 8:13PM
Pronounced soo-SUR-uhs

Adjective meaning “full of whispering/rustling sounds”

Use the word “susurrous” as an adjective when describing a walk in the woods during Autumn.

Example: Dry Autumn leaves crunch under foot as the susurrous forest whispers its secrets.
(#5287474) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Vicissitude"
Posted by volvath on 30 Sep 2021 at 4:08PM
It's quite vicissitude through life as you always watching it change on you
(#5287466) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Vicissitude"
Posted by rUsureU_ want2doTHAT on 30 Sep 2021 at 4:03PM
When you receive the Medicare Handbook in your mailbox, it's the first warning that your vicisstude in being classified as a Senior Citizen is imminent.
(#5286978) Re: Wednesday's Word is ""
Posted by Jools on 29 Sep 2021 at 10:28AM
the spring equinox heralds the rebirth of nature and the vicissitude from slumber to renewed growth
(#5286934) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Vicissitude"
Posted by HeartOnFire on 29 Sep 2021 at 5:55AM
As like the changing of the seasons, we must go through the vicissitudes of life to become a stronger person.
(#5286921) Wednesday's Word is "Vicissitude"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 29 Sep 2021 at 5:43AM
Pronounced vuh-SIS-uh-tyood

Noun meaning a change; alternating between contrasting things, i.e. seasons

Use the word “vicissitude” as a noun to describe how you appreciate the change of the seasons.

Example: The “vicissitude” of the seasons reminds me that change is inevitable in any aspect of my life.
(#5286554) Re: Monday's Word is "Deciduous"
Posted by rUsureU_ want2doTHAT on 27 Sep 2021 at 8:43PM
The raking of leaves from the deciduous trees that mostly line residential streets is a annual task for every homeowner.
(#5286552) Re: Winner of "Effective Use of Synonum"
Posted by rUsureU_ want2doTHAT on 27 Sep 2021 at 8:33PM
*~~Thank_You_All~~*
(#5286529) Winner of "Effective Use of Synonum"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 27 Sep 2021 at 5:31PM
Congratulations to rUsureU_ want2doTHAT for the most votes for the sentence using the synonym "effete".  

A token is coming your way.

Way to go!!
(#5286477) Re: Monday's Word is "Deciduous"
Posted by HeartOnFire on 27 Sep 2021 at 1:27PM
At the park in autumn, the children like frolicking and running through the colorful, deciduous leaves that fall to the ground from the maple trees there.
(#5286475) Re: Monday's Word is "Deciduous"
Posted by Jools on 27 Sep 2021 at 1:15PM
I love the crisp brown deciduous leaves of beech trees and the rustling noise these make in the breeze
(#5286257) Monday's Word is "Deciduous"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 26 Sep 2021 at 6:51PM
Pronounced di-SID-joo-us

Adjective describing a tree or shrub shedding its leaves annually

Use the word “deciduous” when describing your favorite leaf that falls in autumn.

Example: The “deciduous” leaves of the mighty oak are just a reminder that it will simply rest during the winter, to be reborn stronger than ever in the Spring.
(#5285692) Poll is Posted...Please Vote for Best Use of a Synonym for "Exhausted"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 24 Sep 2021 at 7:49PM
First, I'd like to thank all you Word-of-the-Day players who helped me out with Mondays word.

As promised, the poll is posted for players to vote for the best use of a synonym of "exhausted."

All GT players are invited to vote, not just the participants. Show your support of these folks for their efforts.

Voting begins now and will end on Sunday, Sept. 26th at 10:00 p.m. EST

Thanks written on a blackboard
(#5285635) Re: Friday's Word is "Fettle"
Posted by HeartOnFire on 24 Sep 2021 at 1:26PM
I was in fine fettle with my spirits after the good news my doctor gave me during my appointment.
(#5285568) Re: Friday's Word is "Fettle"
Posted by volvath on 24 Sep 2021 at 7:15AM
You quite fettle when you win your lose games your emotions go up and down when you do
(#5285560) Re: Friday's Word is "Fettle"
Posted by **Lover of Darkness** on 24 Sep 2021 at 6:36AM
After an invigorating day with my granddaughter my fettle is exhausted and ready for bed.
(#5285508) Re: Friday's Word is "Fettle"
Posted by amthevessel on 24 Sep 2021 at 3:07AM
After a dose of Heavy Metal,
We're rarin' to go in fine fettle.
(#5285473) Re: Friday's Word is "Fettle"
Posted by Jools on 24 Sep 2021 at 1:44AM
Our aged dog may be in fine mental fettle, however her body is failing her
(#5285472) Re: Friday's Word is "Fettle"
Posted by rUsureU_ want2doTHAT on 24 Sep 2021 at 1:37AM
My emotional fettle was on a non-stop rollercoaster ride after my accident.
(#5285469) Re: Wednesdays' Word is "Invigorate"
Posted by rUsureU_ want2doTHAT on 24 Sep 2021 at 12:57AM
Drinking my Moringa Tea, along with my Beets powder, before I journey outside, helps invigorate my body and allows my limbs to move effortlessly.
(#5285467) Re: Monday's Word is...*Exhausted
Posted by rUsureU_ want2doTHAT on 24 Sep 2021 at 12:37AM
Though the daily responsibilities of maintaining GoldToken can leave you completely effete, { Badger }, along with the help of the { GoldToken Support } members, has made GT into a favorite gaming website.
(#5285457) Re: Friday's Word is "Fettle"
Posted by GinnyB on 23 Sep 2021 at 11:17PM
You seemed in fine fettle after your hard days work.
(#5285449) Friday's Word is "Fettle"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 23 Sep 2021 at 10:44PM
Pronounced FED-uhl

Noun meaning condition or shape

Example: By the end of a rigorous work week, her fettle was fragile.

Use the word “fettle” as a noun when describing your condition, either physical or emotional.
(#5285073) Re: Wednesdays' Word is "Invigorate"
Posted by **Lover of Darkness** on 22 Sep 2021 at 9:47PM
I feel invigorated everytime my granddaughter comes over.
(#5284943) Re: Wednesdays' Word is "Invigorate"
Posted by HeartOnFire on 22 Sep 2021 at 3:08PM
When the air smells fresh and comfortable, and it's just a little bit cool but sunny, a walk invigorates me.
(#5284872) Re: Wednesdays' Word is "Invigorate"
Posted by Jools on 22 Sep 2021 at 11:09AM
Helping others to solve their problems invigorates me
(#5284871) Re: Monday's Word is...
Posted by Jools on 22 Sep 2021 at 11:07AM
Jools was frazzled after a hard day trying to recover an important document he had overwitten
(#5284740) Re: Wednesdays' Word is "Invigorate"
Posted by GinnyB on 22 Sep 2021 at 12:39AM
Eating healthy foods seem to invigorates my day.
(#5284739) Re: Monday's Word is...
Posted by GinnyB on 22 Sep 2021 at 12:38AM
LOLOL
(#5284698) Wednesdays' Word is "Invigorate"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 21 Sep 2021 at 6:15PM
Pronounced in-VIG-uh-rate

Verb meaning to give strength or energy to

Example: Spending time with my precious grandchildren invigorates my existence.

Use the word “invigorate” as a verb in a sentence describing what invigorates YOU!
(#5284580) Re: Monday's Word is...
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 21 Sep 2021 at 11:17AM
So true! LOL
(#5284482) Re: Monday's Word is...
Posted by **Lover of Darkness** on 21 Sep 2021 at 4:46AM
It was a dark and stormy night.............Yawn, Lover Of Darkness was just to debilitated to continue with writting her novel.
(#5284404) Re: Monday's Word is...
Posted by GinnyB on 21 Sep 2021 at 12:53AM
Seems JanuarySnowAngel was "on her last legs" this Sunday to figure out what her puzzle would be for this week.
(#5284310) Winner of Common Bond Challenge
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 20 Sep 2021 at 4:12PM
We have three players who correctly guessed that last week's "common bond" was Abraham Lincoln.

Congratulations to Jools HeartOnFire and **Lover of Darkness**

Way to go!!

Tokens will be awarded!
(#5284109) Re: Monday's Word is...
Posted by HeartOnFire on 20 Sep 2021 at 6:36AM
eliphont551 is a really nice person and although she tries keeping up with giving out tokens daily to all the GoldToken players, I imagine she feels kaput at the end of the day.
(#5283939) Monday's Word is...
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 19 Sep 2021 at 7:18PM
Okay, here's a challenge unlike those in the past.

I'm exhausted and just can't muster enough brain power to generate a word for Monday, Sept. 20th.

Please post a sentence using a GT player's name and a synonym for the word "exhausted." (Try to use a word that is not that common.)

Example: JanuarySnowAngel is weary of the day's responsibilities.

Sentences will be posted in a poll for voting; most votes will win a token, so Be CREATIVE!

Good luck

And Thanks for helping me out!
(#5283404) Common Bond Challenge
Posted by HeartOnFire on 18 Sep 2021 at 6:35AM
Influential Leaders with high
standards are traits.

Abraham Lincoln, The Emancipation Proclamation, on September 22, 1862, during the Civil War.
(#5283180) Re: Common Bond Challenge
Posted by HeartOnFire on 17 Sep 2021 at 4:52PM

Person, place, or thing or other?
(#5283051) Re: Common Bond Challenge
Posted by Jools on 17 Sep 2021 at 10:06AM
Are we looking for a person or just a connection?
(#5282972) Re: Friday's Word is "Manumission"
Posted by volvath on 17 Sep 2021 at 6:42AM
The women on the bus change the world for a better place in the 1950s for the better by being very manumissium and creating a better world for today
(#5282971) Common Bond Challenge
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 17 Sep 2021 at 6:38AM
Did I make this week's common bond challenge too easy??? Smiling

1. Do NOT post your guess here.
2. Send a private message to me JanuarySnowAngel with your guess
3. The challenge will end Saturday, Sept. 18th at 10:00 a.m. EST

Enjoy! and Good luck
(#5282810) Re: Friday's Word is "Manumission"
Posted by Jools on 17 Sep 2021 at 12:17AM
In a perfect world, the word manumission would not even exist as there be no slavery to release from
(#5282809) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Virtuous"
Posted by Jools on 17 Sep 2021 at 12:15AM
despite popular opinion, non-believers are normally as or more virtous than many religious people
(#5282806) Re: Monday's Word is "Deferential"
Posted by Jools on 17 Sep 2021 at 12:13AM
Although I am usually deferential towards people, respect is not an automatic right and can easily be lost
(#5282803) Re: Friday's Word is "Manumission"
Posted by GinnyB on 16 Sep 2021 at 11:56PM
In 1865, the House of representatives voted on the manumission of slavery.
(#5282775) Re: Friday's Word is "Manumission"
Posted by HeartOnFire on 16 Sep 2021 at 8:16PM
In ancient Greece, manumission of slaves by some slave owners were allowed, if slaves had the necessary funds to purchase their own freedom and after a length of time served.
(#5282731) Re: Friday's Word is "Manumission"
Posted by **Lover of Darkness** on 16 Sep 2021 at 6:24PM
Plantation owners who owned slaves used the promise of manumission to ensure their slaves obedience.
(#5282725) Friday's Word is "Manumission"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 16 Sep 2021 at 6:08PM
Pronounced man-yoo-MISH-uhn

Noun meaning the release from slavery

Example: Our history tells us of the great advocates of manumission.

Use the word “manumission” when telling of a person from history who helped abolish slavery.
(#5282385) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Virtuous"
Posted by HeartOnFire on 15 Sep 2021 at 8:09PM
Police are expected to have virtuous qualities when dealing with difficult dilemmas, and although some fail, I believe most do.
(#5282365) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Virtuous"
Posted by volvath on 15 Sep 2021 at 7:19PM
The most virtuous are fictional charctors that give us something to believe in which in turn creates people thy get exsteamly close to it which is a good thing
(#5281974) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Virtuous"
Posted by GinnyB on 14 Sep 2021 at 11:56PM
As growing older I realized that my father was a very virtuous person.
(#5281963) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Virtuous"
Posted by **Lover of Darkness** on 14 Sep 2021 at 9:59PM
As a priest, they are suppose to be virtuous, but as we have come to find out some are not.
(#5281946) Wednesday's Word is "Virtuous"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 14 Sep 2021 at 9:14PM
Pronounced VERR-choo-uss

Adjective meaning having high moral standards; ethical

Example: In service of justice, the people expect judges to be virtuous.

Use the word “virtuous” as an adjective when describing one of your heroes.
(#5281945) Re: Monday's Word is "Deferential"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 14 Sep 2021 at 9:10PM
Smiling
(#5281591) Re: Monday's Word is "Deferential"
Posted by **Lover of Darkness** on 14 Sep 2021 at 4:17AM
On my response, that was suppose to be most not moistSmiling Teach me to check my spelling before posting, but then has happened many a time.
(#5281540) Re: Monday's Word is "Deferential"
Posted by GinnyB on 14 Sep 2021 at 1:42AM
Strange as it may seem but both my grandchildren have been taught to be Deferential to all elders.
(#5281443) Re: Monday's Word is "Deferential"
Posted by **Lover of Darkness** on 13 Sep 2021 at 5:36PM
Moist kids these days are impolite and not deferentail to the older generation.
(#5281279) Re: Monday's Word is "Deferential"
Posted by HeartOnFire on 13 Sep 2021 at 7:57AM
My parents brought me up to be polite and deferential to elders and anyone in authority. 😀
(#5281270) Re: Monday's Word is "Deferential"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 13 Sep 2021 at 7:36AM
Thanks for your post, but I think you misread the word. It is "deferential", not differential. (I just needed to make that clear as it affects the "common bond challenge" at the end of the week. And I know how you like to participate in that Smiling )
(#5281213) Re: Monday's Word is "Deferential"
Posted by HeartOnFire on 13 Sep 2021 at 4:19AM
As children, I remember the one time my sister complained of differential treatment, saying that my parents were treating me better than her.
(#5281096) Monday's Word is "Deferential"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 12 Sep 2021 at 8:54PM
Pronounced deff-uh-REN-shuhl

Adjective meaning humble, respectful

Example: Despite their position, the best great leaders are deferential to those they serve.

Use the word “deferential” as an adjective by describing a time in your life when being deferential helped to diffuse a difficult situation.
(#5280853) Re: Winners of Common Bond Challenge
Posted by Silkwood on 12 Sep 2021 at 7:00AM
I never would have guess it. I thought it was Three Amigos or 3 Men and a Baby, or 3 Stooges.. LOL
(#5280846) Re: Winners of Common Bond Challenge
Posted by Jools on 12 Sep 2021 at 6:45AM
Closed a bit quick, I was still thinking about it, probably wouldn't have guessed it though
(#5280625) Re: Winners of Common Bond Challenge
Posted by rUsureU_ want2doTHAT on 11 Sep 2021 at 9:24PM
Thank you
(#5280601) Winners of Common Bond Challenge
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 11 Sep 2021 at 7:18PM
**Lover of Darkness** and rUsureU_ want2doTHAT guessed the correct characters and the movie in which they searched for these traits: In "The Wizard of Oz", Poltroon - the Lion wanted courage, Acumen - the Scarecrow wanted brains, and Solicitude - the Tin Man wanted a heart.

Word of the Day tokens will be awarded.
(#5280377) Re: Friday's Word is ""
Posted by Silkwood on 11 Sep 2021 at 6:58AM
I felt solicitude for the victims of 9-11 
(#5280178) Re: Friday's Word is ""
Posted by GinnyB on 11 Sep 2021 at 12:06AM
The Billionaire showed solicitude when it came to the death of her family and allowed her to reside in his hotel with all amenities without charge.
(#5280174) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Acumen"
Posted by GinnyB on 10 Sep 2021 at 11:44PM
The young boys acumen to refuse to be bullied, paid off after the confrontation.
(#5280172) Re: Monday's Word is "Poltroon"
Posted by GinnyB on 10 Sep 2021 at 11:43PM
It seemed that the bully that was attacking the young boy turned out to be a poltroon after the young boy confronted him and sent him home with a bloody nose and torn shirt.
(#5280132) Of course...Another Common Bond Challenge
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 10 Sep 2021 at 7:48PM
Those who guess the common bond between this week's word - poltroon acumen and solicitude - will receive a Word of the Day token.

Instructions:
1. Do NOT post your guess on this board.
2. Message me with your guess to JanuarySnowAngel
3. Guesses will be accepted until 10:00 p.m. EST on Saturday, Sept. 11th

Hint:
Traits being searched by three characters in a popular movie.
(#5280117) Re: Friday's Word is ""
Posted by HeartOnFire on 10 Sep 2021 at 6:30PM
I was touched by my cousin's solicitude when he volunteered to hand out care packages to the less unfortunate people in his surrounding area.
(#5279964) (no subject)
Posted by Silkwood on 10 Sep 2021 at 7:11AM
never mind. i'm having problems understanding this word. i'm confusing it with solitude.
(#5279939) Re: Friday's Word is ""
Posted by Jools on 10 Sep 2021 at 5:27AM
Medical staff show determined solicitude when caring for those affected by COVID
(#5279938) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Acumen"
Posted by Jools on 10 Sep 2021 at 5:24AM
My son showing considerable acumen at solving complex mathematical problems
(#5279821) Re: Friday's Word is "Solicitude"
Posted by rUsureU_ want2doTHAT on 9 Sep 2021 at 11:14PM
The disintegration of solicitude towards those being oppressed will always lead to the destruction of a country and the moral character of its citizens.
(#5279803) Re: Friday's Word is "Solicitude"
Posted by **Lover of Darkness** on 9 Sep 2021 at 10:09PM
The process for attaining peace by unprejudiced neighbourly solicitude is now the only chance humanity has of surviving.
(#5279789) Friday's Word is "Solicitude"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 9 Sep 2021 at 8:06PM
Pronounced suh-LIS-uh-TOOD

Noun meaning care or concern for someone or something

Example: He was known for his solicitude, always concerned for the homeless.

Use the word “solicitude” to describe someone you know who shows concern and compassion.
(#5279175) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Acumen"
Posted by Silkwood on 8 Sep 2021 at 6:18AM
She has the acumen to make sound business decisions.
(#5279146) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Acumen"
Posted by rUsureU_ want2doTHAT on 8 Sep 2021 at 5:26AM
My mother's gift, of having the acumen to advise on topics of life, brought family and friends to seek her advice! She was a very wise women. I miss my best friend!
(#5279143) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Acumen"
Posted by HeartOnFire on 8 Sep 2021 at 5:00AM
I think my sister would be good at owning her own business due to her past marketing experiences and buying acumen.
(#5279027) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Acumen"
Posted by **Lover of Darkness** on 7 Sep 2021 at 10:26PM
The race of humanoids were first encountered in Star Trek: The Next Generation and are characterized by their huge bald heads, large ears, and insatiable business acumen.
(#5278998) Wednesday's Word is "Acumen"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 7 Sep 2021 at 7:29PM

Pronounced uh-KYOO-men

Noun meaning the ability to make good judgments and quick decisions

Example: It was his acumen that got the team through the obstacle course.

Use the word “acumen” to describe someone you know who you rely on to make good judgements.
(#5278859) Re: Monday's Word is "Poltroon"
Posted by Silkwood on 7 Sep 2021 at 1:58PM
The poltroon was the coward who sent an anonymous hate letter to his Boss.
(#5278814) Re: Monday's Word is "Poltroon"
Posted by Jools on 7 Sep 2021 at 10:55AM
Bullies are often poltroons when their victims stand up to them
(#5278181) Re: Monday's Word is "Poltroon"
Posted by rUsureU_ want2doTHAT on 6 Sep 2021 at 6:34AM
The moral fabric of a free democracy is being destroyed, by those who have become poltroons, and aligned with a tyrant to do wrong against a group of people because of their skin color.
(#5278032) Re: Monday's Word is "Poltroon"
Posted by **Lover of Darkness** on 5 Sep 2021 at 8:40PM
In 1968 Pvt. Michael Gross was found guilty of being a Poltroon for running away from his company in Vietnam and sentenced to two years in prison.
(#5278027) Re: Monday's Word is "Poltroon"
Posted by HeartOnFire on 5 Sep 2021 at 8:10PM
In movies, the villains are often poltroons who are
devious and sneaky instead straightforward and brave.
(#5278013) Monday's Word is "Poltroon"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 5 Sep 2021 at 6:59PM
Pronounced paul-TRUNE

Noun meaning a coward

Example: Benedict Arnold was a poltroon, because he abandoned his "comrades" and became a traitor to them and their cause.

Use the word “poltroon” to describe someone whose actions believe were those of a coward.
(#5277854) Re: Winner of Common Bond Challenge
Posted by Jools on 5 Sep 2021 at 12:18PM
off with their head!
(#5277845) Re: Winner of Common Bond Challenge
Posted by **Lover of Darkness** on 5 Sep 2021 at 11:46AM
Oh man I just saw this and posted my answer late last night after work which I had to start again, not enough coming in for retirement. I thought we had until 6 tonight.........shucks
(#5277821) Re: Winner of Common Bond Challenge
Posted by Jools on 5 Sep 2021 at 10:31AM
darn I misread it and thought it was ONE character with all 3 traits.

I loved the Tim Burton version, and the sequel
(#5277662) Re: Winner of Common Bond Challenge
Posted by HeartOnFire on 4 Sep 2021 at 10:38PM
Thank you very much. I saw the movie too, but somewhat different from Lewis Carroll's novel. 😊
(#5277640) Re: Winner of Common Bond Challenge
Posted by Silkwood on 4 Sep 2021 at 8:51PM
yes, saw the movie.. long time ago. I enjoyed it, even if it was Strange.. the kids didn't care for it. they liked the animated cartoon one.
(#5277631) Re: Winner of Common Bond Challenge
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 4 Sep 2021 at 8:37PM
Sure was. (did you see the movie?)

Your token is coming Smiling
(#5277623) Re: Winner of Common Bond Challenge
Posted by Silkwood on 4 Sep 2021 at 8:12PM
I'm guessing it was Johnny Depp
(#5277617) Winner of Common Bond Challenge
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 4 Sep 2021 at 7:49PM
Congratulations to HeartOnFire for correctly guessing that this week's words described three characters in Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland."

deranged = The Mad Hatter
irascible = The Queen of Hearts
simper = The Cheshire Cat

Look for a token coming your way!

Way to go!!

Silkwood was very close, guessing two of the three characters. (If you post the actor's name who played in the 2010 Tim Burton version of Alice/Wonderland, you will receive a token also, since you were very close.)

And, thanks to all the players who submitted guesses! Thank you
(#5277258) Common Bond Challenge
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 3 Sep 2021 at 6:27PM

This week's words are personality traits of characters in a famous children's story. deranged (crazy), irascible (easily angered), simper (smile of an unusual nature)

What is the title of this children's story and who are the characters that these words describe?

Correct guesses win a token.

Instructions:
1. Do NOT post your guess here
2. Send a private message to JanuarySnowAngel
3. Guesses accepted until 6:00 p.m. EST Sunday, 9/5/21
(#5277117) Re: Friday's Word is "Simper"
Posted by Jools on 3 Sep 2021 at 10:25AM
I realised the smile on his face was more of a simper when the sarcasm started to flow
(#5277115) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Iracible"
Posted by Jools on 3 Sep 2021 at 10:22AM
Although not irascible, if goaded long enough I will loose my temper
(#5277113) Re: Monday's Word is "Deranged"
Posted by Jools on 3 Sep 2021 at 10:20AM
some people say the Brits have a deranged sense of humour, maybe we have Smiling
(#5277059) Re: Friday's Word is "Simper"
Posted by Silkwood on 3 Sep 2021 at 5:57AM
re writing mine, didn't realize i put ing at the end.

She gave her mother a simper face behind her back.
(#5277028) Re: Friday's Word is "Simper"
Posted by rUsureU_ want2doTHAT on 3 Sep 2021 at 3:50AM
Some people, over the years, can become hateful of another person, at home or work, that making a simper smile coms automatically.
(#5276959) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Iracible"
Posted by rUsureU_ want2doTHAT on 3 Sep 2021 at 12:15AM
After I signed the enlistment contact to enter the military, the recruiter said, "Some drill sergeants can be a bit irascible, but don't take it personal or dwell on it, and you'll be fine." (But she, my drill sergeant, was very even-tempered,)
(#5276954) Re: Monday's Word is "Deranged"
Posted by rUsureU_ want2doTHAT on 2 Sep 2021 at 10:44PM
It shocking to see, that such a huge majority of people can be ordered, by a deranged, controlling tyrant, to commit acts they know are WRONG!
(#5276951) Re: Friday's Word is "Simper"
Posted by **Lover of Darkness** on 2 Sep 2021 at 9:57PM
I was a simper kind of girl in my younger days, now I smile and you know what kind it is Smiling
(#5276938) Re: Friday's Word is "Simper"
Posted by HeartOnFire on 2 Sep 2021 at 8:22PM
Even though I was angry at Paul,  his goofy simper  on his face caused me to forgive him. 
(#5276927) Re: Friday's Word is "Simper"
Posted by Silkwood on 2 Sep 2021 at 7:40PM
She gave her mother a simpering face behind her back.
(#5276924) Friday's Word is "Simper"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 2 Sep 2021 at 7:28PM

Pronounced SIM-purr

Noun meaning a smile in an ingratiating manner

Example: I couldn’t tell if the grin on his face was a simper or a smirk.

Use the word “simper” to describe someone whose smile you can’t quite interpret.
(#5276675) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Iracible"
Posted by LittleTree on 2 Sep 2021 at 1:21PM
The neighborhood bully was so irascible in his dealings with the other kids that they eventually ganged up on him and gave him what he deserved.
(#5276504) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Iracible"
Posted by volvath on 2 Sep 2021 at 2:55AM
ererybody that has power in the wrong place is quick to get irascible for they always think they right and never wrong
(#5276457) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Iracible"
Posted by HeartOnFire on 1 Sep 2021 at 9:09PM
The irascible neighbor was always ready to start a fight with any children playing in the street in front of her house.
(#5276451) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Iracible"
Posted by Silkwood on 1 Sep 2021 at 8:43PM
The classroom bully is very,, irascible boy and even known to turn on his teacher.
(#5276440) Spelling Correction on Wednesday's Word
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 1 Sep 2021 at 8:05PM
Sorry folks, I missed the S in Irascible!

(Please don't fire me. LOL)
(#5276385) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Iracible"
Posted by **Lover of Darkness** on 1 Sep 2021 at 7:38PM
I can't remember the bullies names I grew up with but I do remember getting iracible towards my siblings, they always knew what string to pull.
(#5276380) wednesday's word is late
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 1 Sep 2021 at 6:52PM
My apologies, I thought I had posted this last night.
(#5276379) Wednesday's Word is "Iracible"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 1 Sep 2021 at 6:52PM
Pronounced ear-AS-uh-bull

Adjective meaning easily angered

Example: The prison warden was known to be irascible with the inmates.

Use the word “irascible” as an adjective to describe a childhood bully who was easily angered.
(#5275582) Re: Monday's Word is "Deranged"
Posted by erletd on 31 Aug 2021 at 8:41AM
Denethor II, the ruling steward of Gondor in The Lord of the Rings, became totally deranged and tried to cremate his son alive.
(#5275580) Re: Monday's Word is "Deranged"
Posted by Silkwood on 31 Aug 2021 at 8:06AM
A deranged looking beggar  was staring back at me at the street corner.
(#5275553) Re: Monday's Word is "Deranged"
Posted by rUsureU_ want2doTHAT on 31 Aug 2021 at 6:32AM
When the majority of politicians, knowingly choose to approve wrongful decisions by following the head of the herd mindset, they fail to question the actions of the deranged tyrant....who's heinously laughing behind their backs.
(#5275107) Re: Monday's Word is "Deranged"
Posted by **Lover of Darkness** on 30 Aug 2021 at 7:25AM
Snow Whites stepmother is deranged when it comes to the fairest one of all.
(#5275103) Re: Monday's Word is "Deranged"
Posted by HeartOnFire on 30 Aug 2021 at 7:04AM
Deranged Captain Ahab’s obsession and hatred he exhibits for an albino whale leads him into a hunt without concern over his and his crew’s safety.
(#5274990) Re: Monday's Word is "Deranged"
Posted by GinnyB on 29 Aug 2021 at 11:19PM
Cruella De Vil was totally deranged when it came to the 101 Dalmatians.
(#5274982) Re: Monday's Word is "Deranged"
Posted by volvath on 29 Aug 2021 at 10:06PM
the queen of heaarts is deranged when she wanted to behead alice in wonderland
(#5274980) Monday's Word is "Deranged"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 29 Aug 2021 at 9:58PM
Pronounced dee-raynjd

Adjective meaning crazy, insane

Example: The killer was as deranged as the Mad Hatter.

Use the word “deranged” as an adjective to describe a storybook character that is mentally off-kilter.
(#5274588) Winners of Common Bond Challenge
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 28 Aug 2021 at 7:42PM
Tokens will be awarded to the following players who correctly guessed that this week's words describe detectives/investigators.

**Lover of Darkness**
HeartOnFire
MM David littlefair XI
Jools

Way to go!!

Honorable Mention to rUsureU_ want2doTHAT and GinnyB for their close guesses.

Thanks for playing folks!
(#5273914) Common Bond Challenge
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 27 Aug 2021 at 6:00AM
As you probably guessed, I'm posting a Common Bond Challenge for this week's words and a token to each player who correctly guesses the bond between this week's three words Ascertain Perceptive Scrutinize.

Instructions
1. Do NOT post your guess here on this board
2. Private Message me with your guess JanuarySnowAngel
3. Challenge ends Saturday, August 28th at 10:00 p.m. EST
4. Hint: All attributes of someone in a particular career.
(#5273899) Re: Friday's Word is "Scrutinize"
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 27 Aug 2021 at 4:11AM
Some film critics Scrutinize there film they watch.
(#5273873) Re: Friday's Word is "Scrutinize"
Posted by Jools on 27 Aug 2021 at 2:48AM
I always have to carefully scrutinise progress on my projects before authorising payment
(#5273872) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Perceptive"
Posted by Jools on 27 Aug 2021 at 2:47AM
A vet needs to be perceptive to an animals feelings to perform a diagnosis, as the animal can't tell him
(#5273869) Re: Monday's Word is "Ascertain"
Posted by Jools on 27 Aug 2021 at 2:43AM
In my job it is important I ascertain the facts regarding a project before making decisions that affect it
(#5273832) Re: Monday's Word is "Ascertain"
Posted by GinnyB on 27 Aug 2021 at 12:15AM
It takes time to ascertain all the results of the last election.
(#5273831) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Perceptive"
Posted by GinnyB on 27 Aug 2021 at 12:02AM
The perceptive of the interior designer was to a point of no return..
(#5273829) Re: Friday's Word is "Scrutinize"
Posted by GinnyB on 27 Aug 2021 at 12:00AM
They chef would scrutinize every dish he would prepare before sending it to the table..
(#5273815) Re: Friday's Word is "Scrutinize"
Posted by fatdaddy on 26 Aug 2021 at 9:07PM
I critically scrutinize all "rotten" produce before I buy it.
(#5273793) Re: Friday's Word is "Scrutinize"
Posted by **Lover of Darkness** on 26 Aug 2021 at 7:49PM
Every new employment job I have started I had felt scrutinize, always an uncomfortable feeling if I do say so myself.
(#5273786) Re: Friday's Word is "Scrutinize"
Posted by HeartOnFire on 26 Aug 2021 at 7:17PM
The gymnast was constantly being scrutinized on her performances, win or lose.
(#5273764) Friday's Word is "Scrutinize"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 26 Aug 2021 at 6:33PM

Pronounced SCREW-tuh nize

Verb meaning to examine closely and minutely

Example: The sailors scrutinized the horizon for signs for pirate ships.

Use the word “scrutinize” as a verb to describe a time when you needed to examine something closely.
(#5273425) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Perceptive"
Posted by fatdaddy on 25 Aug 2021 at 9:54PM
A psychiatrist needs to be perceptive of their patients' body language as well as other outward signs.
(#5272989) Re: Wednesday's Word is ""
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 25 Aug 2021 at 1:02AM
Adrian monk had Perceptive with all his cases
(#5272944) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Perceptive"
Posted by HeartOnFire on 24 Aug 2021 at 7:00PM
The detective had a keen eye and seemed very perceptive when decoding and piecing together all the clues.
(#5272931) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Perceptive"
Posted by **Lover of Darkness** on 24 Aug 2021 at 6:45PM
I always thought Bill Gates was perceptive by just looking at what he has accomplished in his life time at this point with his company.
(#5272923) Wednesday's Word is "Perceptive"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 24 Aug 2021 at 6:32PM
Pronounced pur-SEP-tiv

Adjective meaning responsive to sensory stimuli; discerning; showing insight

Example: A forensics specialist must be very perceptive in their job.

Use the word “perceptive” as an adjective to describe a career where a person needs to be very perceptive.
(#5272623) Re: Monday's Word is "Ascertain"
Posted by fatdaddy on 23 Aug 2021 at 11:29PM
If you don't take the time to ascertain the true intention of someone's statement(s) you cannot meaningfully respond to it (them).
(#5272356) Re: Monday's Word is "Ascertain"
Posted by LittleTree on 23 Aug 2021 at 10:55AM
The professor and other school officials were unable to ascertain that the tests were copied and given out to other students.
(#5272354) Re: Monday's Word is "Ascertain"
Posted by HeartOnFire on 23 Aug 2021 at 10:52AM
The doctor was able to ascertain through tests that the patient had a heart attack.
(#5272151) Re: Monday's Word is "Ascertain"
Posted by **Lover of Darkness** on 22 Aug 2021 at 8:09PM
Archaeologist Ascertain prehistory through the excavation of sites and the analysis of artifacts and other physical remains.
(#5272147) Re: Monday's Word is "Ascertain"
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 22 Aug 2021 at 8:00PM
I had to use Ascertain to find out a certain fact.
(#5272144) Monday's Word is "Ascertain"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 22 Aug 2021 at 7:58PM
Pronounced as-uhr-TAYN

Verb meaning to find out or learn with certainty

Example: The police are trying to ascertain what really happened.

Use the word “ascertain” as a verb in a sentence where you needed to find something out for certain.
(#5272120) Re: Winners of Common Bond Challenge
Posted by rUsureU_ want2doTHAT on 22 Aug 2021 at 6:47PM
Congratulations 2 All
(#5271960) Re: Common Bond Challenge
Posted by **Lover of Darkness** on 22 Aug 2021 at 10:53AM
Between the mention of zodiac and planets is what gave it away to meSmiling
(#5271940) Re: Common Bond Challenge
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 22 Aug 2021 at 9:39AM
Yes, sometimes we over think. And yes, I did give it away in the sentences.
(#5271939) Re: Winners of Common Bond Challenge
Posted by **Lover of Darkness** on 22 Aug 2021 at 9:29AM
I love it, thank youSmiling
(#5271912) Re: Winners of Common Bond Challenge
Posted by Jools on 22 Aug 2021 at 5:46AM
I suspected it after ascendant and was sure after cusp
(#5271858) Re: Common Bond Challenge
Posted by fatdaddy on 22 Aug 2021 at 2:38AM
I was too busy contemplating the universe. Laughing
(#5271857) Re: Winners of Common Bond Challenge
Posted by fatdaddy on 22 Aug 2021 at 2:37AM
Congratulations
(#5271792) Re: Winners of Common Bond Challenge
Posted by GinnyB on 22 Aug 2021 at 1:54AM
Thank you Jan.. Hugging
(#5271790) Re: Common Bond Challenge
Posted by fatdaddy on 22 Aug 2021 at 1:51AM
I sure don't know how I missed this. I looked for it but missed it and expected it may turn up today. You gave the answer away in the word definitions.
Oh well...
(#5271733) Winners of Common Bond Challenge
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 21 Aug 2021 at 7:06PM
The following players correctly guessed that the common bond for this week's words is "Astrology".
**Lover of Darkness**
BettyAnn
GinnyB
Jools
rUsureU_ want2doTHAT

Way to go!! A token is coming your way.

An honorable mention goes to HeartOnFire and MM David littlefair XI for guessing
(#5271557) Re: Friday's Word is "Retrograde"
Posted by fatdaddy on 21 Aug 2021 at 9:40AM
After I recovered from cancer and its treatments I realized that there is no retrograde to life. The universe constantly advances. We sometimes erroneously expect it to advance in different ways.
(#5271553) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Cusp"
Posted by fatdaddy on 21 Aug 2021 at 9:34AM
I am a Scorpio / Sagittarius cusp.
(#5271552) Re: Monday's Word is "Ascendant"
Posted by fatdaddy on 21 Aug 2021 at 9:31AM
I can live without your rude ascendancy.
(#5271377) Re: Friday's Word is "Retrograde"
Posted by HeartOnFire on 20 Aug 2021 at 10:58PM
The retrograde memory of my friend was brought on because of her having a mini-stroke that affected her short-term memory.
(#5271303) Common Bond Challenge
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 20 Aug 2021 at 5:26PM
A token will be awarded to each player who correctly guesses the common bond of this week's words: ascendant cusp retrograde

Instructions
1. Do NOT post your guess here!
2. Send your guess in a private message to me JanuarySnowAngel
3. Challenge ends at 10:00 p.m. Saturday, August 21st EST

Good luck
(#5271278) Re: Friday's Word is "Retrograde"
Posted by **Lover of Darkness** on 20 Aug 2021 at 2:22PM
I think my brain is in a retrograde phase because lately all I do is think of the past instead of the future.
(#5271200) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Cusp"
Posted by rUsureU_ want2doTHAT on 20 Aug 2021 at 7:37AM
My oldest sister was born on the cusp of Cancer and Leo.
(#5271130) Re: Friday's Word is "Retrograde"
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 20 Aug 2021 at 3:26AM
When the Freeview went off it was like going Retrograde in the past.
(#5271082) Re: Friday's Word is "Retrograde"
Posted by Jools on 20 Aug 2021 at 12:44AM
the building of new coal-fired power stations is a retrograde step
(#5271069) Re: Friday's Word is "Retrograde"
Posted by GinnyB on 19 Aug 2021 at 11:35PM
When my mother was diagnosed with cancer, it seemed that time retrograded, and I was spinning all over the place.
(#5271068) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Cusp"
Posted by GinnyB on 19 Aug 2021 at 11:31PM
The medical scientists were on the Cusp of a cure for Alzheimer's.
(#5271066) Re: Monday's Word is "Ascendant"
Posted by GinnyB on 19 Aug 2021 at 11:26PM
The Ascendants of the family living in the Middle Eastern sector were very educated in the teachings of the Good Book.
(#5271015) Friday's Word is "Retrograde"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 19 Aug 2021 at 6:40PM
Pronounced REHT-row-grayd

Adjective: being in motion contrary to general direction

Example: Planetary retrogrades occur when it appears that a planet is spinning backwards.

Use the word “retrograde” to describe a time when things in your life seemed to be going backward to the past rather than forward to the future.
(#5270603) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Cusp"
Posted by Jools on 18 Aug 2021 at 10:49AM
we are currently on the cusp of a global environmental disaster, hopefully we can turn the tide
(#5270444) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Cusp"
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 18 Aug 2021 at 1:53AM
I was on the Cusp of realising that the two films were connected.
(#5270408) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Cusp"
Posted by HeartOnFire on 17 Aug 2021 at 8:11PM
The cusp of something big was realized as I discovered more and more clues.
(#5270385) Re: Wednesday's Word is "Cusp"
Posted by **Lover of Darkness** on 17 Aug 2021 at 6:48PM
2020 became a cusp year for everyone, what a difference.
(#5270375) Wednesday's Word is "Cusp"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 17 Aug 2021 at 5:49PM

Pronounced KUHSP

Noun: A point that marks the beginning of change or transition

Example: Zodiac cusps represent the twilight days between the signs

Use the word “cusp” as a noun in a sentence where you have experience the beginning of change or transition.
(#5270138) Re: Winners of the Common Bond Challenge
Posted by rUsureU_ want2doTHAT on 16 Aug 2021 at 11:42PM
Thank you
(#5270104) Re: Monday's Word is "Ascendant"
Posted by **Lover of Darkness** on 16 Aug 2021 at 5:52PM
In some marriages men think they are ascendant towards there wife, which I hope is becoming less, but in some marriages it could be vice versa.
(#5270016) Re: Monday's Word is "Ascendant"
Posted by Jools on 16 Aug 2021 at 11:34AM
whilst researching my genealogy I was surprised how many of my ascendants were named William, John, Thomas, Mary or Hannah
(#5269954) Re: Monday's Word is "Ascendant"
Posted by HeartOnFire on 16 Aug 2021 at 5:57AM
The ascendant is the point where McKinley High was judged to win on the basis that they were the favorites.
(#5269947) Re: Monday's Word is "Ascendant"
Posted by amthevessel on 16 Aug 2021 at 5:25AM
Music Notes I saw your face and I ascended
Out of the commonplace into the rare.
(#5269867) Re: Monday's Word is "Ascendant"
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 15 Aug 2021 at 11:52PM
The wizard Merlin had ascendant to train king Arthur.
(#5269866) Re: Winners of the Common Bond Challenge
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 15 Aug 2021 at 11:51PM
Suppose charm is correct. But vampires also has charm bit like witches also has charm
(#5269842) Monday's Word is "Ascendant"
Posted by JanuarySnowAngel on 15 Aug 2021 at 8:38PM
Pronounced uh-SEN-dint

Noun: a position of dominance or controlling influence: possession of power, superiority, or preeminence

Example: The ascendant is the point where a zodiac rises above the eastern horizon.

Use the word “ascendant” as a noun to express a point of dominance/power/superiority.

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