Thursday, November 01, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #32: FreeRice

A couple authors posted the FreeRice site to their blogs this past week, and I have to tell you -- it's quite addictive. Follow the link and click on the answer that best defines the word. If you get it right, you get a harder word. If wrong, you get an easier word. For each word you get right, they will donate ten grains of rice. That might not seem like much, but the game is so addictive those tiny grains add up fast! So far I've managed to get up to level 48, and somehow always seem to end up way back at level 41. I will get to that next of these days! *wink* Here are a few words one might encounter during the game.

1. Sapiential (wise)
2. Frigoric (chilling)
3. Impuissance (weakness)
4. Liquescent (melting)
5. Eidolon (apparition)
6. Perspicacious (astute)
7. Mizzle (light rain)
8. Desquamate (peel off)
9. Vitrify (make into glass)
10. Lugubrious (mournful)
11. Latitudinarian (tolerant)
12. Sedulity (diligence)
13. Periphrastic (wordy)

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Tempest * Shelley Munro * Alice Audrey * Dana Belfrey *Gina Ardito * Jennifer McK * Paige Tyler * Darla * Tara Nichols * Kaige * Lia Morgan * Robin Rotham * Adelle Laudan * Angeleque * Deb

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Shelley Munro said...

I can see how this would be addictive! I'm not visiting this site. I'm not! I must finish my book first... ;)

Gina Ardito said...

Oh, goody. Another word game addiction...just what I didn't need. (But you can bet I'll be checking it out!)

Jennifer McKenzie said...

Well, there's a reason you're called Word Trix!!!! I've never seen ANY of those words. Is that sad?

Paige Tyler said...

Thanks for the link! I've never heard of those words, either!


My TT is at

Darla said...

Ack! Curses! That is addicting! Cool words, though. :)

Kaige said...

I'll have to share this with DH. Those are HIS kinds of words... =P Thanks for sharing!

My tt's up at:

Tara S Nichols said...

I just can't afford to get addicted right now but its terribly tempting. I love words. Crazy about them.

Lia said...

At least this time waster has a good cause and it might make me smarter. Now I have an overwhelming urge to go see exactly how much rice 1400 grains equals.

Deb said...

Great Thursday post! I just posted my Thursday! Three in one!



Tempest Knight said...

Mizzle is a light rain? *blinks*

Robin L. Rotham said...

Ooh, I feel ignorant now. :D No way am I going near this site -- I'd NEVER finish my book!

Alice Audrey said...

Whoah. I thought I was good with words, but the only one I recognized was mizzle.

Heather said...

Shelley~ LOL...did you cave yet? *g*

Gina~ Hehehe...

Jenn M~ Why thank you. *WEG*

Darla and Paige~ I told you it was addictive. lol

Kaige~ Hehe...hope your DH likes it! *g*

Tara~ So did you cave and check it out yet??

Lia~ That's the spirit! Hehe...

Deb~ Thank you! Must check yours out... ;)

Tempest~ Yup...mizzle is a light "misting" rain.

Robin~ You are NOT ignorant! And besides, you might happen upon some cool new words you can use in your book. *WEG*

Alice~ Yay! Someone else who knows the word "mizzle." I confess, though, that there are a lot of words that come up in that game that I have to guess on, but I try to reason them out by linking to words/roots I already know.

Adelle said...

Will have to check this out AFTER NaNoWriMo lol I know myself too well! Better late than never to wish you a Happy T13!