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#122475 - 02/19/04 06:36 PM Re: trepidacious
Faldage Offline
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Registered: 12/01/00
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trepid is a far better choice in many ways.

Yeahbut®, it just doesn't seem to have the oomph it needs. It just lies there with no guts, no condemnation of its referent. Trepida(t/c)ious has a quiver to it that supports its connotation.


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#122476 - 02/19/04 06:42 PM Re: pupil
wwh Offline
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Registered: 01/18/01
Posts: 13858
Dear Fiberbabe: , Greek trapein to press grapes. I remember reading that they had barefoot virgins trample the grapes.
I wonder how they maintained the supply of qualified tramplers. And foot hygiene of same.


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#122477 - 02/20/04 09:02 AM Re: pupil
Fiberbabe Offline
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Registered: 01/12/01
Posts: 771
Loc: Portland, Oregon
Is the foot hygeine the context for morphing to fear? Eek.

On a barely related note, I've always thought the Dodge Intrepid should be a big guzzly SUV instead of a passenger sedan. How fearless can a sedan really be?


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#122478 - 02/24/04 06:38 PM Re: pupil
Zed Offline
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Registered: 08/27/02
Posts: 2154
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
"How fearless can a sedan really be?"
OOh, yes. Or a James Bond type sports car
.........................seat!
- with an ejector


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