Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Another Qualities Challenge

At times when my husband is preaching he will show his intelligence by using words that no one has ever heard before. My kids and I will say to ourselves (and to one another after the service) "Daddy used a word that can no way be a word" and one of us will look it up in the dictionary only to find that it is in reality a word.

Listed below you wind 20 qualities. Some are good qualities and others are bad qualities that we should avoid. You may need to use a dictionary for these as they are not common everyday words you hear people say (unless you are like my husband are very intelligent and use these sort of words).

You will need to list the good qualities under a header of "Good Qualities" and then the bad qualities under the header of "Bad Qualities". I will tell you that there are ten good and 10 bad qualities. That is all the help you will get on this one...LOL!!

1) vacillation
2) sanguineous
3) reliance
4) emulous
5) mundanus
6) temerity
7) probity
8) benevolence
9) commiserate
10) diffidence
11) contumelious
12) supererogate
13) obsequious
14) supercilious
15) anarchism
16) abstemious
17) unremitting
18) dilatoriness
19) diabolism
20) placability

I know this is not like the other puzzles I've done this far but I thought this would challenge your minds a bit. Who knows...we might learn something from this one. Then we can catch people off-guard with these words and sound intelligent...LOL!!

4 comments:

Jessica said...

Ok, here is my guesses... And I had to look up all of them!!

What is that you say.. "that's sad"?! LOL!!

I know, I know, I'm a teacher I should know them right? (well, I did know a few, but I looked them up just to be sure.... of course I could still be wrong!! LOL!!)

Good Qualities

reliance
probity
benevolence
commiserate
obsequious
abstemious
unremitting
placability

supererogate (this one wasn't in my dictionary, so this is a guess!)

mundanus (this one wasn't in the dictionary that I had either... so this is a guess also!!) :)

Bad Qualities

vacillating
sanguineous
emulous
temerity
contumelious
diffidence
supercilious
anarchism
dilatoriness
diabolism


This was fun!! :)

Karen said...

Oh, this is a good one! My son and I were on a kick a few years ago where we would learn a new word every week or so from the 'word of the day' lists at dictionary.com We had a ball. David's personal favorite was 'obsequious' so at least I know what ONE of them means.

Julie's Jewels said...

sis. karen...good for you!! I hope you will take a try at this one then. Like you said...you know one of them already...LOL!!

Bro Tim said...

Good
reliance
probity
benevolence
commiserate
supererogate
obsequious
abstemious
unremitting
placable
emulous

Bad
vacilliation
sanguineous
temerity
diffident
contumelious
mundanus
supercilous
anarchism
dilatory
diabolism

Hope I got them this was much more challenging.

Bro Tim and Sister Crystal

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