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i wanna playTongue..but whats the premise of the thread? do the words have to be words youve never heard/used before? or just words you like?
does it have to be big fancy words?
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Originally posted by Wildfire Wildfire wrote:

i wanna playTongue..but whats the premise of the thread? do the words have to be words youve never heard/used before? or just words you like?
does it have to be big fancy words?




Hi Wildfire;

I don't think it matters. Just word and definition.

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es·tu·ary      \ˈes-chə-ˌwer-ē    or    \ˈesh-chə-ˌwer-ē
noun

: an area where a river flows into the sea
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PEDANTIC

Pedantic adj.

1. Characterized by a narrow, often ostentatious concern for book learning and formal rules.

“A pedantic attention to details.”
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DECIDUOUS

Deciduous adj.

Not permanent or lasting; ephemeral.

“The fire created a deciduous outlook for the company.”
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PARADIGM     per-ə-ˌdīm,

Paradigm n.

A typical example or pattern of something; a model.

“The economic paradigm was flawed


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VERNACULAR

Vernacular n.

The language or dialect spoken by the ordinary people in a particular country or region.

An idiomatic word, phrase, or expression.

The idiom of a particular trade or profession:

“In the legal vernacular.”
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ven·er·ate

  [ven-uh-reyt]
verb (used with object), ven·er·at·ed, ven·er·at·ing.
to regard or treat with reverence; revere.

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ACCOUTREMENTS

Accoutrement n.

Additional items of dress or equipment, carried or worn by a person or used for a particular activity.

"The General dressed for battle in shining accoutrements.”
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PERVICACIOUS    pur-vi-key-shuhs

Pervicacious adj.

Stubborn, extremely willful, obstinate.

“He became quite pervicacious in his old age.”


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