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If you have ever played the "dictionary game" that people sometimes play at parties, you might enjoy this one. In creating the anagrams game I encountered a lot of words that I had never seen before. (There are a lot of words in the English language! I probably didn't recognize 1 out of 5 of the words that I got in a list of 200,000+ English words I downloaded from the internet.) Here are some of those words that I thought were kind of nice-sounding or otherwise interesting. I am guessing that you won't recognize them either. Try your luck at guessing the definitions of these words. For each one, can you pick the correct definition from the other three false definitions that I made up? I tried to make my definitions sound "dictionaryish" (well, most of them), so let's see if I can fool you.


Word: Pinacoid

1. A form whose faces are parallel to two of the axes

2. Attach a coid to an electrial transfoimer

3. Of or pertaining to seals and walruses

4. Device used in the construction particle accelerators to constrict the flow of the particles