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Old 03-23-2018, 08:42 PM
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Good find! I wouldn't swear that I haven't seen that before, but it seems like I'm finding new & rather weird words here lately. (I don't think I'm getting better or anything.) A few days ago I got ANTHROPOPSYCHICALLY. (The parts were there, so I tried it & was surprised when it worked.) I don't know exactly what it means. I can't even look it up on lexic.us or find it on google. A couple of others I found that I didn't think would work were RAMPAGEOUSNESS and FUTILITARIANS.
I love FUTILITARIANS. It's a very evocative word.
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Old 03-24-2018, 05:39 AM
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Good find! I wouldn't swear that I haven't seen that before, but it seems like I'm finding new & rather weird words here lately. (I don't think I'm getting better or anything.) A few days ago I got ANTHROPOPSYCHICALLY. (The parts were there, so I tried it & was surprised when it worked.) I don't know exactly what it means. I can't even look it up on lexic.us or find it on google. A couple of others I found that I didn't think would work were RAMPAGEOUSNESS and FUTILITARIANS.
Thanks Spike. You came up with some interesting finds. I found RAMPAGEOUSNESS last month. I wondered if RAMPAGEOUS was a word, tried it and was surprised. When I added NESS I was even more surprised it worked.
I agree that there seem to be new and more weird words, some w/o definitions. Some I found were CYTOPHOTOMETRIES, HOMOMORPHISM, HYPOTONICITIES. Never saw any of those before.
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Old 03-24-2018, 08:15 AM
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Thanks Spike. You came up with some interesting finds. I found RAMPAGEOUSNESS last month. I wondered if RAMPAGEOUS was a word, tried it and was surprised. When I added NESS I was even more surprised it worked.
I agree that there seem to be new and more weird words, some w/o definitions. Some I found were CYTOPHOTOMETRIES, HOMOMORPHISM, HYPOTONICITIES. Never saw any of those before.
Those are some pretty good words. (I may have gotten HOMOMORPHISM before, but it's a used in math so I knew it.)

I haven't decided if they're branching out with their words or not, although I assume they do that occasionally. Maybe I'm just trying weirder things. Anyway, maybe we should be on the lookout for some new 45 point words.
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Old 03-24-2018, 08:54 AM
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I recall writing a few months back where there seemed to be periods of "theme words." For instance, there was a sudden plethora of phosph- words that dried up eventually. So maybe sometimes they stick with adding a few pages from a dictionary and other times they hop around.
More 45 pt words would definitely be most interesting.

I have to say that, despite some of its deficiencies, this website works well and has a great variety of words that keeps it entertaining.
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Old 03-24-2018, 09:14 AM
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I've been seeing the PHOSPH- combination again lately. Yesterday I got PHOTOPHOSPHORYLATION/S (I was quite happy), so maybe they're back.

It might just be the luck of the draw. Sometimes it seems like I'm just getting words I've seen before, while other times, you're right that things seem new & different. (Of course it could be that on some days, I just can't find the new words.)
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Old 03-24-2018, 06:01 PM
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I got OONT (sometimes with plural) in 5 consecutive boards once. Haven't seen it since.
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Old 03-26-2018, 06:10 AM
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I had a breakthrough last night. I had played this board probably 4 times before and it popped up again. The first time I spotted SKELTER but I don't think it was a valid word. Thereafter I saw helterskelter but it was invalid. I tried HELTERSKELTERLINESSES but struck out. Last night I tried just HELTERSKELTERINESSES and got 39 pts and 2 records for it. It seems my repeated failures increased the joy of finally being successful.
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Old 03-26-2018, 12:30 PM
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Those are some pretty good words. (I may have gotten HOMOMORPHISM before, but it's a used in math so I knew it.)

I haven't decided if they're branching out with their words or not, although I assume they do that occasionally. Maybe I'm just trying weirder things. Anyway, maybe we should be on the lookout for some new 45 point words.
Back when I was in grad school, almost 50 years ago, the word used was "homeomorphism" with the extra "e". I haven't checked to see if it's in the dictionary along with "surjective" and "bijective" and similar words that may have had their moment in the sun back then and have since perhaps disappeared.
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Old 03-26-2018, 12:37 PM
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I got OONT (sometimes with plural) in 5 consecutive boards once. Haven't seen it since.
It comes up a lot for me. I thought it was one of my special words
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Old 03-26-2018, 01:33 PM
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Back when I was in grad school, almost 50 years ago, the word used was "homeomorphism" with the extra "e". I haven't checked to see if it's in the dictionary along with "surjective" and "bijective" and similar words that may have had their moment in the sun back then and have since perhaps disappeared.
You're right. I more remember that with an e. Homomorphism is also a math term, but not the same thing (and it's been a long time since I used either one).
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