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 Post subject: Word of the Day
PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:57 am 
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ob·vi·ate   /ˈɒbviˌeɪt/ Show Spelled[ob-vee-eyt] Show IPA
–verb (used with object),-at·ed, -at·ing.
to anticipate and prevent or eliminate (difficulties, disadvantages, etc.) by effective measures; render unnecessary: to obviate the risk of serious injury.

Hey we do this all the time! :happydance
(I thought I was making the word up while playing scrabble :roll: )

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 Post subject: Re: Word of the Day
PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:55 pm 
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Oh yes, word games. :banana

Mine WOTD is: vesicles.

Dr. Sandy Skotnicki-Grant uses it in her column on poison allergy ivy (really good piece for the next issue).
It means those big liquid bubbles things that can come up under the skin.

I think we called them 'water blisters' when I was a kid.
Because we didn't have the word 'vesicle' at our disposal.

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 Post subject: Re: Word of the Day
PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:45 am 
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Vesicles-I can only imagine what kids would have done with such a word! :rofl

(I thought you'd like this thread! :D )

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 Post subject: Re: Word of the Day
PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:28 pm 
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_Susan_ wrote:

(I thought I was making the word up while playing scrabble :roll: )


Does that mean it's my turn? I better go check.

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 Post subject: Re: Word of the Day
PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:30 pm 
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85 points. Well done Susan. :thumbsup

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