Words We Come to know in Transformers Prime

Discussion in 'Transformers Robots In Disguise / Prime Discussion' started by ken8kuhletz08, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. ken8kuhletz08

    ken8kuhletz08 JKC

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    Well it had to be done. TFW2005 member Mako Crab had recently found out that our beloved Transformers: Prime is actually educational, introducing new words not only to kids, but to grown-ups as well.

    If you recently came to know new words, wherein you had to look up on the dictionary to find the meaning, post it here.

    To start with, let me quote the word I previously posted in another thread:

     
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  2. janeDoe001

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    "Pontificating" from S02E13 - Triangulation. As in "Pontificate" which means The office or term of office of a pontiff or "Pontify" [ˈpɒntɪˌfaɪ] to speak or behave in a pompous or dogmatic manner. Now "Pontificating" would be To express opinions or judgments in a dogmatic way.

    Pretty correct term for Optimus if you ask me. :D 


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  3. Bountyan

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    I had no idea "paramount" was an actual word and not just the name for the movie company. And I didn't know "zenith" was a word either.
     
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    "Paramount" from S02E12 - Tunnel Vision. Which means:

    1. chief in importance or impact; supreme; preeminent: a point of paramount significance.
    2. above others in rank or authority; superior in power or jurisdiction.


    Actually similar to each other.

    "Zenith" from S01E23 - One Shall Fall.

    1. The point on the celestial sphere that is directly above the observer.
    2. The upper region of the sky.
    3. The highest point above the observer's horizon attained by a celestial body.
    4. The point of culmination; the peak. EG: the zenith of her career.



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  5. Kylehudson14

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    I had to look up "Paramount" too! :lol 
     
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    I learned that word from Triangulation too.
     
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  7. Arashistorm

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    Pontificating/Pontivocating? Starscream said it when he got the APEX ARMOR in Triangulation. I have an idea of what it means but not sure and didn't hear it ever before lol. Big words for big bots
     
  8. crazyjeffy

    crazyjeffy Hammertastic

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    I've yet to hear a word in Prime that I don't know the meaning of, but it definitely has a better vocabulary than every other show I watch. It's quite impressive.
     
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    Crap. I wouldn't have learned all of these advanced vocabulary words back in grade school if I knew it would ruin the fun of looking them up for Prime 20 years later. I wonder when they'll use "defenestrate."
     
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    Tribunal from S2EP9 'Grill'. Which means...

    tri·bu·nal (tr-bynl, tr-)
    n.
    1. Law
    a. A seat or court of justice.
    b. The bench on which a judge or other presiding officer sits in court.
    2. A committee or board appointed to adjudicate in a particular matter.
    3. Something that has the power to determine or judge: the tribunal of public opinion.'

    Lots of big words to look up for the kiddies!
     
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    Season 2, episode 40: "Triage"

    tri·age
       [tree-ahzh] Show IPA noun, adjective, verb, tri·aged, tri·ag·ing.
    noun
    1.
    the process of sorting victims, as of a battle or disaster, to determine medical priority in order to increase the number of survivors.
    2.
    the determination of priorities for action in an emergency.

    I think in this case, the second definition applies more aptly to the episode. Ratchet and Wheeljack were fighting over how to take action and what their highest priorities were.
     
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  12. Meta777

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    You know, I just thought Triage simply referred to a scenario or conflict involving, well, a trio (Ratchet/Wheeljack/Soundwave). I had no idea it actually meant this.

    Man, I love learning these things :D 
     
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    Same, when he said "paramount" the company came to mind, no idea it was an actual word
     
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    spiritprime Dudes, I'm a girl!

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    When Optimus mentioned about Unicron "transcending physical form" in "One Shall Rise, Part 1", I had no idea what that meant until this came up in my dictionary:

    tran'sen-dun(t)s
    1. A state of being or existence above and beyond the limits of material experience
    2. The state of excelling, surpassing or going beyond usual limits

    In almost every episode I've seen where they use a word I've never heard before, this word completely baffled me. I've heard from a friend on how this word refers to a deity changing into a... spiritual form or a form of energy.

    Somehow, I still fail to understand what this means involving Unicron.
     
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  15. Mako Crab

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    In this case of Unicron, he was no longer limited to his physical form at the center of the Earth. He was able to leave his body and manipulate the elements. Examples of this are all the rock avatars he made of himself and also when he appeared to Megatron as a fiery cloud coming from the volcano.

    I also think that maybe since he did transcend his physical form, that it'll leave a door open if they ever want to bring him back into the show. Of course, they did explode his spark with a direct shot of Matrix energy, sooo. . . . I don't know. :p 
     
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  16. Mako Crab

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    Most of these words I know, but I'm going to toss some on the list, that I personally consider "big" words for a kids show.

    "Apex" Season 2, episode 39 "Triangulation"

    apex (ˈeɪpɛks)

    — n , pl apexes , apices
    1. the highest point; vertex
    2. the pointed end or tip of something
    3. a pinnacle or high point, as of a career, etc
    4. astronomy Also called: solar apex the point on the celestial sphere, lying in the constellation Hercules, towards which the sun appears to move at a velocity of 20 kilometres per second relative to the nearest stars
     
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    I honestly never knew exactly what they meant by "scout," so I looked it up and found out it was, like, a military-esque contingency in which the owner of the title is assigned to information-receiving or espionage-related missions. Good to know.
     
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    Yeah,, I had no idea wtf a "triage" was either (I kinda hoped it had something to do with having robot sex with 3 trees at once though), and never bothered looking it up... so it looks like I've learned something new today. :D 
     
  19. ken8kuhletz08

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    I'm looking forward to what new words we will learn for the upcoming TFP episode, "The Human Factor". :D 
     
  20. Ratchets Hatch

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    I'll just leave this here.

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