Monday, June 13, 2011

Words I didn’t know existed until I started playing WordFeud

Please note that these are just the words I've learned over the last two weeks -- it is not comprehensive. Also, thanks to Sommer and Richard for playing me in WordFeud and helping me expand my vocabulary. Apparently.

Additionally, some of these words, Microsoft Word indicated were not real words. Just saying.


Ain -- a department in East France (not recognized by MW)

Aa -- a proportional shoe width size, narrower than A and wider than AAA; also a bra size (also not recognized by MW)

Tae -- a Scot word for "too" (However, WordFeud will not accept Spanish words. Voice of experience.)

Qi-- in Oriental medicine, a vital energy believed to circulate around the body in currents

Qat -- a variant spelling of khat, which is an African and Arabian tea (not recognized by MW)

Qua -- in the capacity of, by virtue of being (and, no, I don't know what that definition means)

Apian -- of, relating to, or resembling bees (it's an adjective)

Varias -- (MW doesn't recognize it and dictionary.com responded with "no dictionary results")

Hep -- an earlier word for "hip;" also short for hepatitis (not recognized by MW)

Dah -- an echoic word, the referent of which is a tone approximately three times the length of the dot, used to designate the dash of Morse code

Ose -- used in chemical terminology to form the names of sugars and carbohydrates (not recognized by MW)

Oh, and there are more. But I feel this is enough to give you some new words to use this week on your friends if you play WordFeud or Words with Friends. Those Q words (without "U" afterwards) are GOLD. 

5 comments:

Mari said...

These are good to know! Now I just need to remember them (and the meaning). :)

Lauren said...

Those are awesome. :-)

Brooke said...

words with friends is readon #815 i want a smart phone!

misti said...

Ohmygah I miss wordfeud. Words with friends is lame.

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