Weekly Vocab #2.1.25 (repost #1)
|From:||Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>|
|Date:||Friday, June 15, 2007, 4:07|
Last posted: October 5th, 2003
> From: Christopher Wright <faceloran@...>
> Vocab 25:
> A quarter centurial edition for your translation joy, reflecting twenty-five
> years of CONLANG-? development. Just to annoy the heck out of you, I'm going
> to use homophonous words for every one of these. Don't complain unless it's
> in your conlang, in which case I will welcome it with open arms.
> 1. date (romantic interlude, fruit, calendar ~)
> On my first date, I realized that my package of dates was outdated.
> 2. station (outpost, to place)
> I was stationed at the Bridge Creek station.
> 3. ruler (measurement and commander)
> This ruler, a popular tourist item, bears the mark of the current ruler.
> 4. rate (instances per time, to judge something, often giving a numeric result)
> You rated the accuracy of the rate of change in government as being totally
> 5. loaf (~ of bread, to waste time being lazy)
> Don't just loaf about the place--why don't you bake a loaf or two?
> 6. direction (way, control)
> The car's direction is under the driver's direction.
> 7. rest (leisure, remainder)
> The rest of the company may rest here for an hour.
> 8. crack (onomatopeia, fissure, the substance)
> With a crack, a crack opened in the wall, revealing a package of crack.
> 9. fast (speedy, to go without food)
> We have to be fast if we want to reach the holy city in time to fast.
> 10. class (ranking; attention to fine arts, asthetics, and history)
> In his class, he has no choice but to have no class.
> Okay, that's quite enough.
Bonus Vocab from WordNet:
This is randomly selected automatically, so in case it offends you
or you disagree, please either ignore or be inspired to make up
different words and/or phrases:
- dragonet, n.
small often brightly colored scaleless marine bottom-dwellers; found in
tropical and warm temperate waters of Europe and America
- empower, v.
give or delegate power or authority to; "She authorized her assistant to sign
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