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#122475 - 02/19/04 06:36 PM Re: trepidacious
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.
#122476 - 02/19/04 06:42 PM Re: pupil
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.
#122477 - 02/20/04 09:02 AM Re: pupil
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?
#122478 - 02/24/04 06:38 PM Re: pupil
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
"How fearless can a sedan really be?"
OOh, yes. Or a James Bond type sports car
- with an ejector
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