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                     *  WORD A DAY  *
                  Wednesday, June 20, 2007
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Fellow Logophiles, 

Good morning! Here are this week's word power quiz answers:   

1. channel surf - B: To switch from one TV channel to   
another in search of a more appealing program.   

2. multimedia - B: Combination of modes of communication,   
such as video, audio and text; as video games using multi-   
media. Latin multi- (many) and media.   

3. laptop - C: Portable computer, small enough to be used on   
one's lap.   

4. leverage - A: To enhance by making maximum use of an   
asset; as, to leverage personal abilities to the limit.   

5. globalize - C: To make worldwide or universal; as, to   
globalize computer technology. Latin globus (spherical body,   
hence the earth).   

6. biogas - A: Gas used as fuel that is a mixture of carbon   
dioxide and methane from decaying organic matter. Greek bio-   
(life) and gas.   

7. triple-witching hour - B: In stock markets, trading on   
four Fridays, one each quarter, when three types of con-   
tracts expire, sometimes sending large markets into wild   
gyrations.   

8. megacity - A: Very large city; as, Megacities of 20 mill-   
ion inhabitants already exist in Asia and Latin America.   
Greek mega- (very large) and city.   

9. transnational - C: Extending beyond the limits, interests   
or boundaries of a nation; as, transnational economic poli-   
cies. Latin trans- (across) and national.   

10. real-time - A: Said of computer calculations: capable of   
being performed as rapidly as the process or event they   
describe; as, Real-time computing is essential for missile   
interception.   

11. information superhighway - D: A planned electronic   
"highway" of 500 channels or more, carrying vast amounts of   
information and entertainment that will interact with   
computers and TV sets.   

12. fusion reaction - D: The combining of atomic nuclei to   
form a more massive nucleus while releasing energy. Latin   
fundere (to melt).   

13. on-line - D: Connected to a computer or telecommuni-   
cations network; available while so linked; as, on-line   
information services.   

14. spin doctor - A: Adroit manipulator of public opinion   
who takes damaging situations and turns them into something   
more favorable; as, The spin doctors presented the Senator's   
blunder as an amusing incident.   

15. digital - D: Using numbers for display or as the basis   
for electronic information storage; as, a digital watch;   
digital recording technology. Latin digitus (finger).   

16. aquifer - D: Underground water-bearing layer of porous   
rock supplying water for streams, wells and the like. Latin   
aqua (water) and ferre (to bear, bring, carry).   

17. alternative - A: Designating nontraditional or unconven-   
tional choices; as, alternative energy sources. Latin   
alternare (to do by turns).   

18. tabloid - B: Newspaper relying heavily on sensational-   
istic headlines and reporting; as, The tabloids fueled the   
scandal.   

19. biotechnology - D: Use of living organisms or processes   
to modify or make products and to improve plants or animals;   
as, The biotechnology revolution in agriculture will help   
feed developing nations.   

20. Internet - B: A huge, mostly unregulated complex of   
university, government and corporate computer networks. Says   
science writer James Gleick: "No one owns it; no one runs it.   
It's Everyone's Computers, Connected." 

Sincerely,

Carly

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WORD:  unfledged   uhn-FLEJD  (adjective)   

: Lacking the feathers necessary for flight.   
: Not fully developed; immature.   

SYNONYMS: * inexperienced   
          * young   
          * callow   
   
WORD WISE: Unfledged is from obsolete fledge, "capable of   
flying; feathered," from Middle English flegge, from Old   
English -flycge.   

QUOTE: "It is most likely that this parrot was caught when   
very young, even possibly unfledged, and was totally   
nurtured by humans."   
--D'vora Ben Shaul, "A parrot in a man's world," Jerusalem   
Post, June 15, 1997   


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                @@ MID-WEEK WORD SCRAMBLE @@   


       1) e m s m r u                  4) a c b e i s l i r   

       2) i m l o                      5) g e n i t x e   

       3) l u g d e f n d e   


        * Does not include obscure and unusual words *   

Let's see who can answer them all correctly. I will publish 
the answers in tomorrow's issue! 



                  OBSCURE AND UNUSUAL WORDS   
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1)  wonky   wongkee  (adjective)   
    : not to be relied on to be steady or secure or to   
    function correctly   

    Early 20th century. Origin uncertain, perhaps ultimately   
    from Old English wancol "unsteady."   

2)  furuncle   fyoo rungk'l  (noun)   
    : a boil on the skin (technical)   

    Late 17th century. From Latin furunculus, literally   
    "small thief," hence "knob on a vine (because it steals   
    the sap), from fur "thief."   


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