Flavors of Mint

  • De
  • Fo
  • La
  • Mo
  • Dor
  • Ele
  • Tor
  • Com
  • Pay
  • Var
  • Orna
  • Fila
  • Testa
  • Argu
  • Tene
  • Detri
  • Docu
  • Pave
  • Move
  • Tourna
  • Experi
  • Accoutra
  • Compart
  • Depart
  • Apart
  • Adorn
  • Abate
  • Atone
  • Appoint
  • Entitle
  • Endanger
  • Govern
  • Adjourn
  • Adjust
  • Resent
  • Punish
  • Comport
  • Disillusion

Honorable mintions:

  • Pepper
  • Spear
  • Wintergreen

So this is a word game that I play with my lovely and clever wife.  It’s usually me that starts it, with some root or syllable or phoneme.  And from there we see where it fits into other words.  Sometimes the goal is an etymological exploration of root with a hope of insight as to it’s meaning.  More often it’s about divergent thinking and showing eachother how smart we are and patting eachother on the back.   I play a solo version of this game in the control room to pass a slow shift.  I tried to play it to while away a long mid-watch in the Navy, but had poor luck getting paired with someone of the right temperaMINT

This particular game came about while making a hard mint watermelon for dessert, and remembering a product called testamints.

http://www.orientaltrading.com/testamints-a2-_K294.fltr

Only available in the bible belt.

The suffix –ment serves basically the same purpose as the suffix –tion.  They both noun a verb.

Refine                   Refinement

Educate                Education

Atone                   Atonement

Supplicate           Supplication

Another example of redundancy in the english language.  Is this an effect of different root languages?  Or is it something aesthetic related to the “ate” ending vs other endings?

And in closing:

Argumentation

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