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2007-05-10, 00:16
well it turns out the spelling bee forum i started does quite match up with the competition im practicing for. Its actually a vocabualry contest, so if you want to play, post a word of the day, (or four words a day i dont care) with its definition. and check out the competition, in case you want in.. www.winwithwords.com (http://www.winwithwords.com)

first word,

hobbledehoy \HOB-uhl-dee-hoy\, noun:
An awkward, gawky young fellow.

2007-10-21, 13:39
an offering.

2007-11-15, 07:10
Ogygian....ancient, primeval

2007-12-19, 12:27


-lacking the least bit of courage : contemptibly fainthearted

2008-01-15, 18:36
explorer - a searcher of the unknown

from L. explorare "investigate, search out," said to be originally a hunters' term meaning "set up a loud cry," from ex- "out" + plorare "to cry."

Aiieeeee!! Blue screen again!!!!

Hmmmm... now we know...

2008-04-15, 10:56
contumaciousness ....act of being stubborn or obstinant

2008-04-15, 11:07
oik....lower class person. Together make a pretty good insult..as in 'dont be such a contumacious oik!'

2008-04-21, 22:39
Acrimonious. :bitterness or spitefulness in speech.

2008-09-03, 22:48

a reddish yellow pigment that occurs in the bile and blood that causes jaundice if accumulated in excess.

how was that

2009-01-04, 19:30

I clicked on the link above (winwithwords.com) and received this message:

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2009-01-04, 19:39
Quite interesting, because both Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer showed a similar error. It also seemed to be a secure site (https). It could be possible that the site/server was taken down or no longer active.

2014-12-22, 00:58
Spurious = false

2020-09-17, 22:30
junket - a sweet, custurdlike food of flavored milk curdled with rennet (I have tasted in Spain when I was in my friend's home)

2020-09-19, 11:52
tapioca - a food substance prepared from cassava in granular, flake, pellet, used in puddings as a thickener ( also tried in my friend's property in Spain here (https://tranio.com/spain/), but it is more asian dish)