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Postby Bailey » Thu May 08, 2008 7:00 pm

match em up:
indigest, articulate, immediacy, impair, monumental, incarnadine, primogenitive, obsequiously, besmirch, swagger

1. stain carnation-red colour

2. behaving in the appropriate way towards the dead

3. authority immediately derived; representativeship directly delegated and not intermediately obtained

4. walk or strut with a defiant or insolent air; to boast

5. enter into articles; set forth in articles

6. detract from the honour or lustre of; to soil or tarnish

7. mass of confusion or disorder, a chaos or chaotic state

8. exceptionally great, as in quantity, quality, extent or degree; massive

9. injurious, detracting, entangled, unworthy

10. the claims or right of the first born


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Re: words of Shakespearian origin

Postby Perry » Thu May 08, 2008 8:41 pm

Bailey wrote:match em up:
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1.incarnadine - stain carnation-red colour

2. obsequiously - behaving in the appropriate way towards the dead

3. immediacy - authority immediately derived; representativeship directly delegated and not intermediately obtained

4.swagger - walk or strut with a defiant or insolent air; to boast

5. articulate - enter into articles; set forth in articles

6. besmirch - detract from the honour or lustre of; to soil or tarnish

7. impair - mass of confusion or disorder, a chaos or chaotic state

8. monumental - exceptionally great, as in quantity, quality, extent or degree; massive

9. indigest - injurious, detracting, entangled, unworthy

10. primogenitive - the claims or right of the first born


mark more-than-a-chimp-can-figger-out Bailey


This was my stab at it. (No research was done before trying.)
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Postby gailr » Thu May 08, 2008 10:15 pm

Perry, I am glad thou canst speak no better English, for if thou couldst, thou wouldst find us capable of nothing but inexplicable dumb-shows and noise.
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Postby Perry » Sat May 10, 2008 8:11 pm

Thanks, I think. Does that mean that I got it. or not? Gail, you are our resident Shakesperian scholar; not I.
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Postby gailr » Sun May 11, 2008 8:41 pm

Bailey has to make the call, but your list looks like what I would have hazarded.

So, Bailey, how did he do and do you have any more for us?
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Postby Bailey » Mon May 12, 2008 7:10 pm

I never realized obsequiously is related to behavior to the dead,[I thought it meant fawning and excessivelly servile] -I'll check with my sources-, but I also didn't know that Shakespear made up so many words. It looks good to me, but I'm a chimp.

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Postby gailr » Mon May 12, 2008 10:00 pm

You may have heard of "funeral obsequies".

Paris drones on about obsequies in Romeo & Juliet. Shakespeare coined many words, adding a lot of color to English.
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