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4.13.2011

Puzzle of Interesting Words

I have a little puzzle for you to today. It contains just 5 words. These words may seem very unique in their own way. They look (and sound) a little odd to be in our English language... but they are real words, I can assure you--with real definitions.

Take a guess at what these words mean by trying to match them up to their definitions below. All guesses are welcome... the answers will be revealed next week.

Eleemosynary

Higgler

Nudiustertian

Oppugn

Snollygoster
\el-uh-MOS-uh-ner-ee

\HIG-lur\

\nu-di-uhs-TUR-shuhn\

\uh-PYOON\

\SNOL-ee-gos-ter\

To fight against; to call in question. (verb)

Of or relating to the day before yesterday. (adj)

A clever, unscrupulous, shrewd person. (noun)

An itinerant dealer or peddler. (noun)

Of or relating to alms, charity. (adj)



7 comments:

  1. What fun! I think I shall try this. =)

    Eleemonsynary - Of or relating to the day before yesterday (adj)

    Higgler - An itinerant dealer of peddler (noun)

    Nudiustertian - A clever, unscrupulous, shrewd person (noun)

    Oppugn - To fight against; to call in question (verb)

    Smollygoster - Of or relating to alms, charity (adj)

    Looking forward to seeing the answers! =D

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  2. Eleemosynary---Of or relating to alms, charity. (adj)

    Higgler---An itinerant dealer or peddler. (noun)

    Nudiustertian---A clever, unscrupulous, shrewd person. (noun)
    Oppugn---Of or relating to the day before yesterday. (adj)

    Snollygoster---To fight against; to call in question. (verb)

    Wow, where in the world did you come up with those words? lol I'm almost tempted to look them up now that I guessed. :-D I'll wait though. lol

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  3. Cool! Hmmmm..

    Eleemonsynary - Of or relating to alms, charity. (adj)

    Higgler - An itinerant dealer or peddler. (noun)

    Nudiustertian - Of or relating to the day before yesterday. (adj)

    Oppugn - To fight against; to call in question. (verb)

    Snollygoster - A clever, unscrupulous, shrewd person. (noun)

    That was fun! I probably got them all wrong, but oh well! :)

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  4. Eleemosynary - Of or relating to the day before yesterday. (adj)

    Higgler - An itinerant dealer or peddler. (noun)

    Nudiustertian - Of or relating to alms, charity. (adj)

    Oppugn - To fight against; to call in question. (verb)

    Snollygoster - A clever, unscrupulous, shrewd person. (noun)

    That was fun! :) I'm looking forward to checking in here again next week to see the answers! God bless!

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  5. Whoa, those are some er... interesting words!

    Here's my guess:

    Eleemosynary - Of or relating to alms, charity

    Higgler - An itinerant dealer or peddler

    Nudiustertian - Of or relating to the day before yesterday

    Oppugn - To fight against; to call in question

    Snollygoster - A clever, unscrupulous, shrewd person

    Those are pretty much random guesses, except that I tried to discern between nouns/noun definitions and verbs/verb definitions. Can't wait to see the answers revealed!

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  6. Wow, those are some fun words! If I had more time I'd try and figure out their respective meanings, but ack...school calls.

    Anyway, thanks for your comment! I keep an entire Word.doc full of names too!

    Chazak,
    ~Hannah

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  7. Eleemosynary: Of or relating to the day before yesterday. (adj)

    Higgler: An itinerant dealer or peddler. (noun)

    Nudiustertian: A clever, unscrupulous, shrewd person. (noun)

    Oppugn: To fight against; to call in question. (verb)

    Snollygoster: Of or relating to alms, charity. (adj)

    Well, those are my guesses :). You picked some really interesting words!

    I hope you have a wonderful week!

    ~Alyssa

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