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Old 01-02-2019, 08:46 AM
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OVERSTANK. I'm not even sure what the precise definition is.
For when stanking just isn't enough.
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Lol Spike!! Can there ever be too much STANK?
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Old 01-03-2019, 11:07 AM
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My definition of OVERSTANK is "to excessively give criticizing looks"
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:59 AM
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Another surprising BE- word: BELOVE.
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Old 01-30-2019, 06:18 AM
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I figured out that it was a chemistry board once I spotted BENZENE and CHLORO, so I just strung together a wild string of chemical-sounds and somehow scored with PARADICHLOROBENZENES. Those crazy chemists.
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Paradichlorobenzene is the chemical in moth balls. When I was little we had a neighbor who would carry around moth balls in a little paper bag that she would take out and sniff. Nobody said a word. My mom told me that the lady just likes the smell of the moth balls. It was years later that I figured out that the lady was getting high.
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I figured out that it was a chemistry board once I spotted BENZENE and CHLORO, so I just strung together a wild string of chemical-sounds and somehow scored with PARADICHLOROBENZENES. Those crazy chemists.
And from the name I can tell exactly what the chemical structure is. The prefix "para-" tells you where the two chlorine atoms (-dichloro-) are around the benzene ring: opposite one another. Orthodicholorobenzene would have the two chlorine atoms bonded to adjacent carbon atoms; metadichlorobenzne would have the two chlorine atoms separated by one carbon atom.

In other news, I had no idea VISITATOR was a word.
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Old 02-12-2019, 06:52 AM
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PARABOLIST -- someone who speaks in parables, not someone who specializes in parabolas.
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Old 02-21-2019, 09:50 AM
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And from the name I can tell exactly what the chemical structure is. The prefix "para-" tells you where the two chlorine atoms (-dichloro-) are around the benzene ring: opposite one another. Orthodicholorobenzene would have the two chlorine atoms bonded to adjacent carbon atoms; metadichlorobenzne would have the two chlorine atoms separated by one carbon atom.

In other news, I had no idea VISITATOR was a word.
Thanks for the chemistry lesson DrP, was interesting. Once upon a time I ventured VISITATOR and was also surprised it was valid.

My favorite word I found in the last month: PERFECTIBILIAN. At first I thought the longest word would be PERFECTIBILITIES but that wasn't available. I stitched on the -ian suffix instead and presto! 26 pts and 2 records

Edit: just found CREATURELINESSES (30/16) for the first time. The -nesses seem to be endless, haha.

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