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spree

noun, sprees

1. A period of extravagant activity.

2. An enjoyable social outing.

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Submit one sentence containing ANY THREE of our five weekly "Word Up" words, and you could win a FREE HOUR of Strong Language services — A $50 VALUE!

Winning entries will be posted here each week, and a new contest starts EACH WEDNESDAY!

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WEEK 110 WORDS:

CONSCRIPT    GENUINE    HEARTACHE    OBJECTIVE    REGAL

WEEK 110 ENTRY DEADLINE:

TUESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2013 

 

 

CONGRATS WEEK 109 WINNERS! (ameliorate, birth, deuced, spunk, venial)

   • No winners!

 

PREVIOUS WINNERS

12/11/12

   • You'd think someone so wealthy would show more gratitude and less infernal greed.  J. Maize, Islip, NY

  

12/4/12

   Not to besmirch anyone's reputation, but this middling transgression is a unilateral disaster.  Y. Cregg, Huntington Station, NY

  

11/27/12

   • No winners!

    

11/6/12

   • LIPA's primitive response to Superstorm Sandy has created an obligatory fuel shortage and caused many people to fret.  W. Betchel, Locust Valley, NY

   • I can't imagine a more insipid reaction to a hurricane, and this primitive fuel crisis is a direct result.  R. Mann, Garden City, NY

  

10/30/12

   • Batten down the hatches, the petty nerd is ranting again!  D. Lipper, Barnegat, NJ

 

10/23/12

   • No winners!

 

10/16/12

   • Perhaps the most literate writer of all time, one recurrent theme in Hemingway's works was his keystone brevity. C. D'Salvo, Falls Church, VA

   • The key to not nudging your audience is brevity and avoiding recurrent statements. J. Maize, Islip, NY

 

10/9/12

   •  No winners!

 

10/2/12

   • The "new" model was meant to be futuristic, but the clumsy car emulated an antiquated horse and buggy." B. Wagner, Brooklyn, NY

   • The stand-up comic was in a quandary when his clumsy routine bombed and he started to get heckled by the audience. F. Lopes, Detroit, MI

 

9/25/12

   •  Enough with the theatrics, my intricate progeny!  W. Cervelli, Stony Brook, NY

   •  Her beau tried not to dwell on the intricate theatrics, but he wondered if their progeny would also have a flair for dramatic behavior.  J. Maize, Islip, NY

 

9/18/12

   •  On a whim, the earthborn man decided to hasten his ordeal, but he only solicited more trouble.  P. Denzer, Flushing, NY

9/11/12

   •  After she veered from her regular upkeep of her home, her house's fragrant scent turned sour.  G. Sosa, St. James, NY

 

9/4/12

   •  No winners!

 

8/28/12

   •  The ignoramous decided to forego the last vestige of intelligence and invoke another moronic idea.  K. Preston, Kingston, NY

 

8/21/12

   •  No winners! 

 

8/14/12

   •  After the playful banter with the nubile young woman, the way he fawned over her resuscitated his love life.  G. Sosa, St. James, NY

   •  The  ominous keynote address lead to much banter in the audience.  J. Maize, Islip, NY  

 

8/7/12

   •  No winners!

 

7/31/12

   •  No winners!

 

7/24/12

   •  Adjacent to the mall was a small shop where the doofus shop owner would haggle with customers.  T. Gill, Los Angeles, CA

   •  The doofus haggled with the man adjacent to the parking lot. R. Whitehead, Buffalo, NY

 

7/17/12

   •  He  took a zigzag approach that managed to coax some luxury out of the grotty apartment. J. Park, Forest Hills, NY

 

7/10/12

   •  No winners!

 

7/3/12

   •  Her  valiant ability to kibitz did nothing but aggravate him further.  W. Marino, Park Slope, NY

   •  Don't aggravate my thingamajig, you valiant knave!  D. Lipper, Barnegat, NJ

 

6/26/12

   •  No winners!

 

6/19/12

   •  Never mind the febrile goon who interrupted the raucous quorum at a most importune juncture.   V. De Muro, Bayville, NJ

 

6/12/12

   •  It turned out his claims that he had witnessed a ghostly apparition of a nubile young woman were nothing but an elaborate hoax.  G. Sosa, St. James, NY

 

6/5/12

   •  No winners!  

 

5/29/12

   •  The  jubilant extrovert caused catastrophic consequences when he tried to woo the nubile young woman.  P. Denzer, Flushing, NY

   •  If you are too jubilant, your attempts to woo the opposite sex can be catastrophic.  F. Torres, Torrington, CT

 

5/22/12

   •  One could deduce from the way he quaffed that beer that he had an uncanny ability to hold his liquor.  I. Sidler, Deltona, FL

   •  The lounge lizard had uncanny verve, even when he was quaffing drinks.  M. Garrick, Cherry Hill, NJ

   •  I quickly deduced that you have uncanny verve R. Whitehead, Buffalo, NY

 

5/15/12

   •  No winners! 

 

5/8/12

   •  The glitch in the grifter's plan was his conscience, which led to much introspection and guilt.  H. Zola, Fresno, CA  

 

5/1/12

   •  No winners!

 

4/24/12

   •  Despite all the hoopla the belligerent host's venality made for a ghastly soiree. I Sidler, Deltona, FL

 

4/17/12

   •   No winners!   

 

4/10/12

   •   His unsung proclivity for clumsiness made that calamity unavoidable. T. Raider, Wolcott, CT 

   •   The  calamity proved to be an onerous challenge for the emergency responders, many of whom yowled. J. Maize, Islip, NY   

 

4/3/12

   •  The damned bugaboo suffered by the grizzly bear before his joust with the fast-swimming salmon  was his inability to nimbly replace the whisk in his hand with the fishing net in the corner.  T. Van Hessen, South Brunswick, NJ     

 

3/27/12

   •  No winners!  

 

3/20/12

   •  The careless and flippant kid was awash in risk, and it made his mother quiverC. Kirstenbaum, Middletown, NY 

 

3/13/12

   •  The crescendo of noise from the engineering deck is indubitably the result of a quantum-level ossification delay, for which there is no panacea, captain.  C. Kleitch, Morristown, NJ  

 

3/6/12

   •  He took utmost care and exerted great effort to keep his house kempt C. Harden, E. Setauket, NY 

 

2/28/12

   •  The gremlin had the kind of mien that agitated others.  R. Whitehead, Buffalo, NY       

   •  When they met at the nexus, the villain's flinty mien agitated the captain. B. Goldstein, New York, NY

 

2/21/12

   •  The indecisive point guard hoisted up a dud.  H. Zola, Fresno, CA  

 

2/14/12

   •  No winners!

 

2/7/12

   •  No winners!

 

1/31/12

   •  The zingy coed had no misgivings about tantalizing the boys on campus.  G. Reardon,  Mt. Sinai, NY

   •  The bachelor's relentless braggadocio gave the zingy woman some serious misgivingsI. Sidler, Deltona, FL

 

1/24/12

   •  The gruff dad became livid when he saw the teen boys perusing his fecund and impregnable daughter.  P. Wyler,  Ronkonkoma, NY

 

1/17/12

   •  It's difficult for even a wry thinker to remain lucid after such a destructive upheavalF. Jones, Fort Lee, NJ

 

 1/10/12

   •  It became an atrocious soiree when the host rambled on about his accomplishments.  I Sidler, Deltona, FL

   •  Your speech will be atrocious if you ramble, and don't stick to what's germaneH. Marta, Port Jefferson, NY

 

1/3/12

 •  No winners!   

 

 12/27/11

 •  No winners!   

   

 12/20/11

   •  While he was able to liberate the vittles from the refrigerator, overeating left him a little woozy.  A. Gould, New Brunswick, NJ  

 

12/13/11

   •  The meddlesome snoop had ulterior motives, causing his credibility to dwindle. L. Hansom, Locust Valley, NY  

   •  According to the narrative, ulterior motives will cause your abilities to dwindle. L. Parker, Port Washington, NY 

 

12/6/11

   •  No winners! 

 

11/29/11

   •  For all his legendary success, the renowned coach and his entire fiefdom were brought to a climactic end by his slovenly assistant's crimes. W. Walker, Sparta, NJ

 

11/22/11

   •  At this juncture, we are indebted to the veterans who have bestowed freedom upon this country. L. Parker, Port Washington, NY

   •  I will be indebted to and sing a paean to any exterminator who can rid my kitchen of these pesky varmintsG. Willingham, Little Washington, OH

 

11/15/11

   •  A myopic person might have trouble reconciling the facts if they don't wield some kind of an artifice to speed things up. P. Walker, Reading, PA

 

11/8/11

   •  Don't dicker over the small stuff, because in yon treasure chest there's largess beyond imagination! W. Smithson, Park Slope, NY

   •  The ghoul actually had the hubris to imagine he had earned that grand largessH. Zola, Fresno, CA.

 

11/1/11

   •  No winners!

 

10/25/11

   •  I would be remiss if I didn't tout your attributes, and we would likely end up in a quarrel. A. Gould, New Brunswick, NJ

   •  You can juxtapose the facts, but ostensibly it would lead to a quarrel. R. Rashad, Cherry Hill, NJ

 

10/18/11

   •  He was the linchpin of the whole deplorable plan, and he basked in the glow as it worked. P. Sussman, Mansfield, OH

 

10/11/11

  •  Nettle a persnickety kvetch, and watch hilarity ensue. H. Marta, Port Jefferson, NY

  •  The persnickety kvetch was nettled by the loud kids playing in the hall. P. Ditman, Bridgeville, DE

  •  Watching the bodybuilder flex nettled the persnickety man, who immediately assumed he was using steroids. F. Piasevolo, Kew Gardens, NY

 

10/4/11

  •  No winners!

 

9/27/11

  •  The beggar tried to ride the stolen onager to the citadel, but while it would yield to his whip, he was such a klutz and had such a paucity of equestrian skill that he fell off and busted his gazoo.  G. Bean, East Brunswick, NJ

 

9/20/11

  •  The hooch left a vaporish cloud and instilled a sense of phantasmagoria in him.  R. Carter, Philadelphia, PA

  •  A batch of hooch might destine you for dreams of phantasmagoriaL. Carter, Franconia, PA 

  •  The vaporish apparition predestined a night of phantasmagoriaT. Hoodem, Huntington Station, NY 

 

9/13/11

  •  The svelte nomad abruptly decided to pack up and go searching for a new home.  I. Sidler, Deltona, FL

  •  The cleanup is usually laborious after a tropical storm abruptly inundates your town. P. Reid, Oakdale, NY

 

9/6/11

  •  No winners!  

 

8/30/11

  •  Gratuitous verbiage is ubiquitous, and this nemesis of proper linguistics is wreaking havoc on our national intellect. J. Maize, Islip, NY 

  •  Excessive verbiage is gratuitous and the nemesis of strong language! C. Edsum, Emmett, ID  

 

8/23/11

  •  Feckless jingoism can be infuriatingT. Raider, Wolcott, CT 

  •  You must gird yourself against the infuriating jingoism offered by politicians. C. Hildegard, Ashland, VA  

  •  Don't confuse patriotism with jingoism, which is usually feckless and can be infuriating!  L. Parker, Port Washington, NY 

 

8/16/11

  •  No winners! 

 

8/9/11

  •  Overly benign rhetoric can cause your audience to zonkF. Franco, Setauket, NY 

  •  You can quash benign rhetoric with a few hellacious comments. L. Ockers, Concord, PA 

 

8/2/11

  •  Mother Nature was unscrupulous as she confounded us with a maelstrom of days that were scorchers A. Gheller, Brooklyn, NY  

 

7/26/11

  •  She deftly mollified her antagonist with a few kind words.  H. Marta, Port Jefferson, NY  

  •  If your antagonist is a real vamp, you may have to deftly mollify her with flowers and candy.  W. Smithson, Park Slope, NY

  •  He turned an antagonist into a friend by mollifying the wicked vamp by giving her what she wanted.  P. Ditman, Bridgeville, DE  

 

7/19/11

  •  The nymph mocked the unctuous braggart who boasted about his grandiose manhood, which turned out to be wee J. Maize, Islip, NY

  •  If you say it's grandiose, but it's really wee, expect to be mocked K. Bennet, Garden City, NY

 

7/12/11

  •  No winners!

 

7/5/11

  •  Hugo Zane struggled over the quodlibet he was writing for the symphony, but the music was obstinate and he was a lazy lubber into the bargain, so it did him no good to reminisce back to the days before his talent deserted and he became a couch potato. G. Bean, East Brunswick, NJ

 

6/28/11

  •  Khan had envisioned a utopian paradise, but the destruction of the neighboring planet caused tumultuous environmental conditions that flummoxed him and forced him to improvise.  B. Goldstein, New York, NY 

  •  Don't let tumultuous conditions flummox you — improvise!  S. Martens, Trenton, NJ 

  •  Even a utopian society is going to have some tumultuous moments forcing its leaders to improvise some new strategies. P. Faltermeyer, Port Jefferson, NY

 

6/21/11

  •  Her charisma and winsome appearance expertly won over the xenophobe.  F. Franco, Setauket, NY 

 

6/14/11

  •  It's not an indignation to genuflect when you are proposing marriage, and you might be mournful if you don't!  L. Parker, Port Washington, NY 

  •  His righteous indignation was droll after completing the lengthy labyrinth.  T. Perrone, Hauppauge, NY 

 

6/7/11

  •  Batman earned a respite with his robust efforts to thwart the Joker.  B. Goldstein, New York, NY 

 

5/31/11

  •  Here's an ode to the shortstop who jolts his team by bobbling the ball.  B. McCormick, Long Beach, NY 

  •  It's a jolt to most players to learn you won't reach the zenith by bobbling the ball. T. Mann, Weddington, NC

 

5/24/11

  •  One astronomical blunder can make you obscure.  H. Marta, Port Jefferson, NY 

  •  He earned a quantum of respect by bouncing back from the astronomical blunder. G. Leary, Utica, NY

 

5/17/11

  •  Shopworn and tardy, I left Pottery Barn Kids and meandered to the dentist, who immediately shot me up with Novocain, giving me kudos for not jumping out of my chair! J. Sisto, Philadelphia, PA 

  •  Kudos to the dentist who is not tardy with the Novocain! B. Goldstein, New York, NY

  •  A dentist should never meander and be tardy with Novocain. T. Hoodem, Huntington Station, NY

  •  I gave kudos to the dentist who didn't meander with the Novocain. K. Bennet, Garden City, NY

 

5/10/11

  •  No winners! 

 

5/3/11

  •  What a juicy opportunity to travel abroad and lambaste the virtuoso on his home turf! P. Reid, Oakdale, NY 

 

4/26/11

  •  He put the whammy on his draconian image with plenty of effusive praise for his employees. C. Kolakowski, Meriden, CT 

  •  The draconian rules reeked and put the whammy on their good times. P. Lipton, Port Jefferson, NY 

 

4/19/11

  •  Yipes, I've been wrangled into another variable sentence contest!  M. Bordeaux, Riverhead, NY 

  •  The timbre of her voice was bouncy, but when she spoke the variable sounds created a lovely tune.  R. Tambor, Riverhead, NY 

  •  "Yipes!" he yelled while wrangling with the bouncy baby.  B. May, Harrison, NY 

 

4/12/11

  •  People of that haughty ilk are often flabbergasted by such brutal honesty.  J. Sisto, Philadelphia, PA 

  •  He was pampered from birth and it made him a haughty ilk T. Perrone, Hauppauge, NY 

 

4/5/11

  •  The glib notion aroused serious consideration.  F. Franco, Setauket, NY 

  •  Considering the notion that they were kindred spirits aroused great excitement in them.  A. Gould, New Brunswick, NJ 

 

3/29/11

  •  He created bad karma by staring at her with the requisite leer S. Martino, Islip, NY 

 

3/22/11

  •  "Zounds!" he yelled because of the excruciating ambiance B. May, Harrison, NY 

  •  The ambiance was excruciating as the jackals argued about their next move.  V. Friedlander, Fairfax, VA

  •  He sniped the jackals with excruciating precision.  B. Goldstein, New York, NY

 

3/15/11

  •  The wealthy matron's decadence was flimsy and didn't procure real happiness.  T. Hoodem, Huntington Station, NY 

  •  The matron yammered on, but her point was flimsy at best.  G. Serino, Greenpoint, NY

 

3/8/11

  •  That kind of hokum will elicit bad feelings that you will lament in a jiffy R. Carney, Brooklyn, NY 

  •  The magician's hokum elicited amazement in a jiffy A. Gould, New Brunswick, NJ 

 

3/1/11

  •  No winners! 

 

2/22/11

  •  My gregarious friend tried to enter into a lively discourse with a puny mute visitor, but it quickly turned into a farce and caused many people in the room to gawk. D. Pinkowitz, Melville, NY

 

2/15/11

  •  At first, the enterprise was keen, but then it quickly became toxic. B. McCormick, Long Beach, NY

 

2/8/11

  •  His lackadaisical attitude left him jaded, flighty and made him a brute. C. Kolakowski, Meriden, CT

  •  The lackadaisical and flighty students cut class and circumvented the rules. S. Stanton, Portland, CT

  •  Lackadaisical behavior makes you flighty and jaded. T. Perrone, Hauppauge, NY

 

2/1/11

  •  She came to abhor his hangdog expression and cryptic comments, knowing that he viewed this lifequest as a noble odyssey, whereas she viewed it as a suicidal tailspin. S. Laqueur, Somers, NY

  •  His cryptic odyssey was senseless and would end in a devastating tailspin. B. Betton, Ozone Park, NY

 

1/25/11

  •  Rather than impale his adversary, he offered a zany retort to the man's guff that was nigh impossible to comprehend. J. Maize, Islip, NY

  

1/18/11

  •  When he used uncouth profanity, it made his mother writhe with shame. P. Klein, Smithtown, NY

  •  The teacher brandished a ruler that made her students think twice about using such uncouth profanity in the classroom. H. Wasserman, Mastic, NY

 

1/11/11

  •  Gazing upon his own uranic beauty created his coarse narcissism. W. Carver, Shoreham, NY

 

1/4/11

  •  He didn't have one iota of honor, and his chicanery skewed the truth. V. Friedlander, Fairfax, VA 

 

12/29/10

  •  No winners!

 

12/22/10

  •  As the deluge of holiday commercials ebbs, we can be jocular again. E. Kleitch, Surf City, NJ

  •  It is hard to be jocular when you are hewing firewood in a snowy deluge. M.K. Duffy, Brooklyn, NY

 

12/15/10

  •  No winners!

 

12/8/10

  •  His rapport with his friend meant that they seldom had to thrash each other. C. Rausch, Astoria, NY

 

12/1/10

  •  To irk a very stern teacher, try this venerated mainstay: passing notes. R. Howdy, Philadelphia, PA

  •  The venerated hero irked his fans and got a stern warning from the coach. J. Presberg, Westbury, NY

 

11/24/10

  •  While some may view with zest the stout bulwark of our military prowess, its ominous presence serves only to placate the unwary public. J. Maize, Islip, NY

 

11/17/10

  •  Inattention to nuanced safety rules by the mercurial shop foreman obliterated the sublime whittler. R. Daly, Yaphank, NY

 


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