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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 On my first date, I realized that my package of dates was outdated.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 > bogus. > > 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. > > ~pundemon
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 the papers" Fiant verba! ---- If you want to post your own weekly vocab, please do not send it to the list directly. To prevent unbalanced amounts of new vocab, send it to <weeklyvocab@...> in order to enqueue it in the regular weekly posting process. Just write a mail as if addressing the list directly -- it will be forwarded as is.