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8.17.2011

Dictionary Dash

Here's a quick little puzzle for my readers. 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.

Burgeon

Ascertain

Tyro

Nepotism

Dearth
\BUR-jen\

\a-ser-TANE\

\TIE-row\

\NEH-peh-ti-zem\

\derth\

A beginner in learning; novice. (noun)

Favoritism (as in appointment to a job) based on kinship. (noun)

To send forth new growth; to grow and expand rapidly. (verb)

An inadequate supply; lack; famine. (noun)

To find out or learn with certainty. (verb)



11 comments:

  1. I'm guessing that Burgeon is answer #1.

    Ascertain is #5.

    Tyro is #3.

    Neptoism is #4.

    Dearth is #2.


    Now, I'm going to look all these up in the dictionary to see how right I was....I'm not very patient.

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  2. I got 2 right.

    Utter fail. *Headdesk*.

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  3. Dearth is #4 and Ascertain is #5. I'm pretty sure Burgeon is #3, Nepotism must be #2, and Tyro must be #1.

    But now I must go look them up... :)

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  4. My guesses.

    Ascertain is #5.

    Nepotism is #2.

    Burgeon is #4.

    Dearth is #3.

    Tyro is #1.

    That is a fun little game! =)

    Blessings,
    Taylor

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  5. Dearth is #4
    Ascertian is #5
    Nepotism is #2
    and I'm guessing that tyro is #4 and burgeon is #3

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  6. The only one I don't know for sure is Tyro, but since I know all the other definitions, I can ascertain that it is #1. Fun game.

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  7. My guess is:

    Burgeon: #3, to send forth new growth; to grow and expand rapidly.

    Ascertain: #5, To find out or learn with certainty.

    Tyro: #1, a beginner in learning, novice.

    Nepotism: #2, Favoritism based on kinship.

    Dearth: #4, An inadequate supply; lack; famine.

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  8. Please for Christ sake help this poor boy from Haiti

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  9. I meant that tyro is #1, sorry.

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  10. Well! Nothing like a spot of intellectual embarrassment to keep one's ego in line.

    Ascertain is #5: to find out or learn with certainty.

    Dearth is #4: an inadequate supply; lack; famine.

    Nepotism is #2: favouritism (as in appointment to a job) based on kinship.

    Tyro is #1: a beginner in learning; novice.

    Burgeon is #3: to send forth new growth; to grow and expand rapidly.

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  11. Anonymous8/27/2011

    I think...
    Burgeon is #3
    Ascertain is #5
    Tyro is #1
    Nepotism is #2
    and Dearth is #4

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