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    Looking for a word....on the tip of my tongue

    If a word can mean several things, sometimes with only a faint variation in meaning, there is an adjective to describe this....a larger word that is right on the tip of my tongue, but for some reason, mind block is keeping it from me. Any suggestions would be hugely appreciated and will allow me to continue writing my paper.

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    Re: Looking for a word....on the tip of my tongue

    ambiguous?

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    Re: Looking for a word....on the tip of my tongue

    Ambiguous is good......but that is not what I'm looking for. Thanks... this is making me crazy.

    Edit: I tried using it in a sentence with the word missing and it appeared from the tip of my tongue just like magic: The word I was looking for is "semantics". And yes, I now realize that this is not an adjective in this form. Thank you for your help !!
    Last edited by momule; 09-Jan-2011 at 22:52. Reason: I found it myself !!

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    Re: Looking for a word....on the tip of my tongue

    polysemous?

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