The Semantic Drift Thread

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frog > slimy, unpleasant person > con artist > creepy person > bogeyman > imaginary > ridiculous > superstition > witch > toad > frog

Next word: complex (as a noun or adjective)

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complex (adj). > decorative pattern > interlaced pattern > woven pattern > weave > insert > have sex > procreate > be pregnant > bear (a child) > bear (a load) > carry

Next word: to carry.

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balance > carry on the head > to carry > be exhausted by > fall asleep > be horizontal > be long

Next: pebble

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pebble > counting token > counter > scribe or accountant > long-faced > something long > be long > be long and thin > something long, thin, and straight > stick, staff, or rod > club > mace

Next word: mace.

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round + head > mace > "one who wields a mace" > warrior > man

Next word: taste

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nutritious > delicious > taste (sense) > tongue > (the speaker's) language > familiar language > insult

Next: ripple (n.)

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ripple > undulate > dance sensuously > prostitute > unmarried woman > bride > wife

Next word: wife.

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Gojera wrote:ripple > undulate > dance sensuously > prostitute > unmarried woman > bride > wife

Next word: wife.


wife > female cohabitant (usually in relationship with) > female cohabitant (not in relationship with) > (female) colleague > academic > (the field of) academia

wife > female cohabitant (usually in relationship with) > female cohabitant (not in relationship with) > womens' barrack's inhabitants > womens' barrack


next word: barrage
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barrage > barraged > besiged > pinned down > immobilized > paralyzed > comatose > sleep paralysis > night-mare or hag (supernatural creature) > succubus > fashionable young woman > fashionable clothing > feathers > feather

Next word: feather.

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Gojera wrote:barrage > barraged > besiged > pinned down > immobilized > paralyzed > comatose > sleep paralysis > night-mare or hag (supernatural creature) > succubus > fashionable young woman > fashionable clothing > feathers > feather

Next word: feather.


feather (plumage) > feather (religious emblem) > (stands for) truth, civilization, culture > a cultured person > an educated person > a complete education > a place providing a complete education


next word: wharf
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wharf > harbor > port > port town > commercially important town > fortified market town > fortified winter military settlement > fortified frontier settlement > fortified settlement > bastle > farmhouse > barn

Next word: barn.

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barn > place in which animals reside > place in which mammalian quadrupeds reside > place in which cows reside > place characterized by many cows or cow-like qualities > (two separate words or senses of the same word) place with lots of cows (> [cow] pasture) / speckled, dotted, splotchy (> separate, broken up, disambiguated, clarified)

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clarify-find out-research-adquire a greater understanding of [at this point there's this huge religious renaissance, and society gets really de-secularized]worship/pray.

next: worship/pray

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to honor > to worship > to idolize > idol > a dummy > a fake > a swindler > a swindle > a hoax > a chimera > an illusion > a shape in the clouds > cloud

Next word: cloud.

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campsite > fire pit > cinders, ashes > smoke > cloud > cotton ball > cotton > textiles > shirt

Next word: bureaucracy
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Rorschach wrote:campsite > fire pit > cinders, ashes > smoke > cloud > cotton ball > cotton > textiles > shirt

Next word: bureaucracy


the workings of those under an Emperor > bureaucracy > many people at work in concert > a great deal of formal work > lots of detail work > cause(s) of eyestrain > ink blindness, working til you're blind > blindness more common in the upper classes > blindness striking the educated > blindness.

next word: work.
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enemy > conquered people > slave > work > draft horse > horse > companion animal > friend

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Bob Johnson wrote:enemy > conquered people > slave > work > draft horse > horse > companion animal > friend

Next: stormcloud

rain > stormcloud > lightning > electric current > wire

Next: star
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míkl wrote:Next: star


star > night sky > night > work at night (via verbing) > prostitute

Next: pollute
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bulbaquil wrote:star > night sky > night > work at night (via verbing) > prostitute

Next: pollute


pollute > make an area unpleasant > annoy someone through talking or otherwise being loud > inform a crowd of news, as would a town crier > recite > memorize > think of, bring to mind > think up > have an idea

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have an idea > eureka moment > epiphany > religious or ideological conversion > become a heretic > become a witch > witchcraft > sorcery

Next word: sorcery.

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not + know > mystery > unexplained bad happening > sorcery > forbidden knowledge > secret knowledge > technique passed down within a family/etc > trade secret

Next: sleep

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sleep > sleepy > tired > hard-working > diligent > rigorous > strict > cruel > heavy

Next word: heavy.

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rock > weight/ballast > heavy > overweight > rounded > blunt > dim-witted > ignorant > naïve > innocent > virgin

Next word: virgin
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virgin > unspoiled > blank > white > snow > ice > cold > temperature > weather > forecast > foresee > future

Next word: future

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