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Old 03-29-2016, 09:47 AM
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Cool Favorite words found?

Noticed there wasn't a thread for this -- many of what I think are my best finds are not my high scores even on the same board. I especially like the finds that don't contain the usual-suspect prefixes and suffixes.

Just found PROCRUSTEAN, which oddly enough is not an ultra-rare... I guess the word gets used more often these days by statisticians and computer programmers?
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Old 03-30-2016, 02:59 AM
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Actually, I'd think politicians would use it a whole lot more than anyone else -- to make a long story short, they seem to spend a lot of time making their bed and lying in it (puns intended).
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Had to look it up and so glad I did!


Really like your word DrP and the punning bwt.

Origin: Procrustes was one of many villains defeated by the Greek hero Theseus. According to Greek mythology, Procrustes was a robber who killed his victims in a most cruel and unusual way. He made them lie on an iron bed and would force them to fit the bed by cutting off the parts that hung off the ends or by stretching those people who were too short. Something Procrustean, therefore, takes no account of individual differences but cruelly and mercilessly makes everything the same. And a "procrustean bed" is a scheme or pattern into which someone or something is arbitrarily forced.

First known use: 1832


PROCRUSTEAN
adjective pro·crus·te·an \prə-ˈkrəs-tē-ən, prō-\
Popularity: Bottom 40% of words
1 : of, relating to, or typical of Procrustes
2 : marked by arbitrary often ruthless disregard of individual differences or special circumstances



Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2016
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SUCCINYLCHOLINES.

MegaWord is still a lot better than I am at spotting large organic molecules, though.
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HANGRY.

Didn't think it'd work, but OK, I'll take it...
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Blew the rest of the board laughing!
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Finally! Studied, practiced, found, and played QUINTESSENTIALLY

..maybe not the longest or the toughest comparatively, but it escaped me for quite a while
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Kudos to Spike1005 for TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIAS!

Inspiring!
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If you look at my longest words from each month, I apparently have an affinity for the word SLATTERNS
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Kudos to ROBOCAMEL for finding CARBOXYMETHYLCELLULOSES. Definitely will look for that board and hopefully get it
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