Showing posts with label Words. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Words. Show all posts

Friday, April 5, 2019

Word of the Day: Sesquipedalian

April is national English month. Today's word is: Sesquipedalian. Sesquipedalian is pronounced as sess-kwip-pay-day-lee-ann. Sesquipedalian is a formal adjective derived from the Latin language. Often referred to as a polysyllabic, sesquipedalian basically means "loving of long words" or "loving of overusing long words." This can also be referred to as the love of using long syllables too. 

According the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the word was first used in 1656 by English literary theorists and critics when describing the overuse of using long words. 

A sesquipedalist is a noun. This term is simply the person who uses sesquipedalian. A sesquipedalist is a person who loves to use long words or loves to overuse long words. 

Additionally sesquipedality is a noun which represents the quality of being sesquipedal or the quality of being sesquipedalian

Sentence example: "My best friend uses sesquipedalian quite often, so I always make it a priority to use big words when we communicate." 

Synonyms: Euphuistic, Lengthy, Long, Pleonastic, Polysyllabic, Polysyllable, Pretentious, Sententious

Antonyms: Brachysyllabic, Monosyllabic, Short, Unpretentious

Monday, February 11, 2019

204 point word on Words with Friends

That moment you get a 204 point word on Words with Friends. When playing the challenge today, I played the word "develop" for 204 points, utilizing both the triple word options on the very top row.
 
In case you have never played this particular app, the "TW" stands for triple word and will triple your score. Using this is probably the best way to win the game if you cannot use all of your letters. I have been playing this game for years and I think the highest word I ever played was 120 points.
 
Today, I made history by playing this word. I was able to cover both of the triple word options on the top row, while connecting the "O" with the already played word "ne" to create "one" and "P" for the already played word "en" to create "pen".
 
I can only imagine if I had letters like "Z" or "J" or one that is 10 points alone. Maybe next time, as one can only hope.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Words with Friends Lightening Round

Tonight, I found myself really wanting to play the Lightening Round on Words with Friends. It is basically a modern version of Boggle meets Scrabble, except you play on two designated teams - the purple team and the blue team. You have to basically have to come up with great words and whichever team reaches 750 (or more) points first, wins the match.

I am feeling a little under the weather, as my boyfriend is also sick. We have the cold/cough thing that is going around. We both were talking and I found myself playing this app a lot while talking to him and actually winning virtually every single match I played. I am not sure why I play better when I am not feeling good. Perhaps this kind of escapism allows me to forget how horrible I am feeling.

I ended up achieving the top reward for the most words, for words with the most points and for the longest point word. In this particular match, I garnered 315 points, making me the top player of this game and winning for the purple team.

Currently, there are no prizes. You don't really win any incentives for playing, but it is so much fun and if you love word games, you will love this one. I do believe I heard something about them holding contests, but there is no proof of this. I am also hearing rumors about Words with Friends Live, which is allegedly the platform they will be holding these contests; however, this is hearsay at this point.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

I type 108 WPM


It is official, I type 108 words per minute. Recently, I decided to take a typing test online to see how good I would do. The test is like any other standard typing test, where they give several paragraphs and you have to type them out, etc.

Low and behold, I was able to flush out 109 WPM (or words per minute) with only one error. The test calculates everything based on strokes and evidently if you receive an error, your word drops as a result.

So, instead of typing 109 words per minute and one error, I type 108 words per minute. Kind of like an estimate response. Although I am a little surprised that I type this many words per minute, I am not shocked as I love to write in the pitch dark.

I will say that I am also very surprised that I am/was number one on this site and how my speed ranks with other users who utilize this particular platform to test their typing skills. And even more shocked at how fast I can type in spite of having long fingernails too. Needless to say, it was fun.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Word of the Day

Saradise - Feeling like a princess or goddess living in a state of intense happiness that is relatively pristine yet incredibly real.

(Created by Sarah Afshar)