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    Default is "repoire" a word in the english language?

    as in, "i have a good repoire with people on dissensus"

    as in, "we developed a good business repoire over the years"

    i ask because i can't find the word in any dictionary

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    Do you mean rapport? 'Cos that is a word.

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    A language question! Whoo-hoo! (Yeah I'm something of a word nerd)

    Repoire is a great word but I don't know if it exists in any language. From your examples I think the word is rapport and of course it comes from the French.

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    oh yes -- obvious! -- i think i must be getting old, grasp of language is eluding me

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    Let's have a word thread.

    I remembered a defintion for a word yesterday but the word itself eludes me (I think it starts with an "o"). The definition is: "To shorten so as to distort the meaning"

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    definitely not one of my better moments

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    Digital - do you mean "omit"? Which is to remove something, often used in the context of leaving out an important part of something, hence the phrase "lying by omission".

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    No. It's a very fancy literary word. "To simplify so as to distort the meaning" is more accurate. sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rambler
    Nope, not the one. Obfuscate connotes burying the important stuff in layers of irrelevant detail whereas the word I was thinking of is leaving out information to result in something that doesn't reflect the meaning/intent of the original.

    The "O" thing COULD be a red herring. So if anyone has any other words than don't start with an "O" please post them.

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    elide?

    redact?

    bowdlerize, expurgate (purge)

    abridge (though here meaning is preserved, merely the length of expression that is shortened)

    obliterate

    or how about nouns like lacuna?

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    Occlude?

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    Or, if not an 'O' word...

    Excise?

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    Ok, this is where I get slightly embarassed because I misled you. The word that I was thinking of is indeed "bowdlerize", thanks dominic. So no 'O' there. Whenever I can't think of a word but I think I can remember the first letter it is always the wrong letter.

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    if you ever check to see who's online you'll notice that there is ALWAYS at least one guest, usually more, reading this thread. this is obviously a question at the forefront of a lot of peoples minds.

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