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Can you identify the following words?



elderberrywine
Germany

Can you identify the following words?
 
For fun!
 
What are the words behind the following definitions? Who answers first?
 

To leave a place quickly because you are in danger or afraid

Spoken or written in strict privacy or secrecy 

The hard part of a bird’s mouth

To expect something or prepare for it before it happens

To regularly travel between work and home

To give money, food, clothes, organs in order to help

To show objects like paintings and sculptures in public

A person who is allowed to practice law

To start an important activity or project

Unable to talk

5 May 2016      



georginasantanna
Portugal

To regularly travel between work and home - commute
A person who is allowed to practice law - lawyer
Unable to talk - mute or speechless
To give money, food, clothes, organs in order to help - to donate
Spoken or written in strict privacy or secrecy - top secret
 
And I don t know about the others but this was a good exercise to put my memory at work! 

5 May 2016     



SVieira
Portugal

My suggestions (I subscribe to all of Georgina s and add the following):
 
The hard part of a birds mouth - beak
To expect something or prepare for it before it happens  - to anticipate
To show objects like paintings and sculptures in public - to exhibit
To start an important activity or project  - to undertake
 
Considering Georgina s suggestions and mine, only  one word is left to be found - that s the one behind "To leave a place quickly because you are in danger or afraid".  I am really curious about it!...

Sandra

5 May 2016     



kwsp
United States

To leave a place quickly because you are in danger or afraid could be "flee"

5 May 2016     



alien boy
Japan

Here are a few extra ideas....

 

1. skedaddle/cut and run
2. in confidence/confidentially
3. a bill
4. to have all bases covered
5. go to and fro
6. bequeath (in one s will)
7. display
8. solicitor, lawyer, barrister
9. embark
10. dumbstruck
 
 
Cheers,
AB 

5 May 2016     



Apodo
Australia

 My contribution:
 
Evacuate
in confidence (confidential) 
A bird has a beak. Water birds have bills.
To be proactive
to commute
to donate 
to exhibit
lawyer, solicitor, barrister
to launch, to embark on
mute 
 

5 May 2016     



balmau
Spain

Flee
Confidentially
Beak
Foresee
Commute
Donate
Exhibit
Lawyer
Take up
Speechless
 
 
THANKS! 
 
 

6 May 2016     



elderberrywine
Germany

Perfect! Thank you!

I was thinking of "launch" for the second last word, but I suppose your suggestions are just as good.
I ll give you another one.
The aim is to test whether my definitions are good enough for a game with words. The more difficult and abstract the words are, the more difficult it is to define them in a very clear way that leaves no room for alternatives.
So you are, in fact, my guinea pigs ... Smile

6 May 2016     



Apodo
Australia

@elderberry wine
One of my suggestions was "launch" 
 

7 May 2016