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#214137 - 02/04/14 05:01 PM Re: I've been BUMFUZZLED all my days. [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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RESPLENDENT

PRONUNCIATION: (ri-SPLEN-dent)

MEANING: adjective: Shining; brilliant; radiant; splendid.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin resplendere (to shine brightly), from re- (intensive prefix) + splendere (to shine). Earliest documented use: 1440.

USAGE: "Gilderoy Lockhart was walking onto the stage, resplendent in robes of deep plum."
J.K. Rowling; Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets; Bloomsbury; 1998.

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RESPLENDANT - taste modified with another packet of artificial sweetener (made with New Technology)

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#214138 - 02/05/14 09:56 AM Re: I've been BUMFUZZLED all my days. [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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SLIPSTREAM

PRONUNCIATION: (SLIP-streem)

MEANING:
noun:
1. A stream of air (or another fluid) forced backwards by a propeller.
2. The area of reduced pressure behind a fast-moving object.
verb tr., intr.:
3. To follow behind a vehicle to take advantage of decreased wind resistance.

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SLIPSDREAM - I've fallen in the lingerie department and I can't get up...

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#214145 - 02/06/14 12:02 PM Always Say Never [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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HEINOUS

PRONUNCIATION: (HAY-nuhs)

MEANING: adjective: Extremely wicked.

ETYMOLOGY: From Old French haine (hatred), from hair (to hate). Earliest documented use: 1394.

USAGE: "You have been brought here before the Council of Magical Law ... so that we may pass judgment on you, for a crime so heinous."
J.K. Rowling; Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire; Bloomsbury; 2000.

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NEINOUS - rhymes with "minus" - like a German obstructionist

also

HEIROUS - next in line to inherit

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#214147 - 02/06/14 07:30 PM Re: Always Say Never [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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HEINUS Grooks of seventeen syllables.

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#214150 - 02/07/14 09:27 AM Re: Always Say Never [Re: Tromboniator]
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SEPULCHRAL

PRONUNCIATION: (suh-PUHL-kruhl)

MEANING: adjective:
1. Relating to a grave or a burial.
2. Gloomy, serious, or sad.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin sepulcrum (grave, tomb), from sepelire (to bury). Earliest documented use: 1615.

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SHE-PULCHRAL - pertaining to feminine beauty
etym. from Latin pulchritudo beauty; excellence, attractiveness

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#214151 - 02/07/14 09:34 AM re; Heinku [Re: Tromboniator]
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Quote:
HEINUS - Groooks of seventeen syllalbles


Ooh, nice one. I'd forgotten about those ! Seventeen syllables divided into three lines of 5-7-5 syllables, of course.

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#214154 - 02/08/14 12:27 AM Re: re; Heinku [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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It was exposure to Piet Hein that made me realize that excellence in one field does not preclude excellence in others. Obvious in, say, Leonardo, but Hein was still very alive when I discovered him in my preteens. Made all the difference.

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#214155 - 02/08/14 12:39 AM Re: Always Say Never [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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SHE-PULCHRAL - yes!


SEPULCORAL Burial at sea.

SEPULCHORAL Requiem

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#214160 - 02/08/14 08:14 PM HIGGLEDY PIGGLEDY [Re: Tromboniator]
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WIGGLEDY JIGGLEDY:
what I was when I'd walk on stage at Wesley's Boobie Trap and Bait Shop back when I was a pole dancer.

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#214161 - 02/08/14 08:54 PM But, but... [Re: jenny jenny]
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...but it's Saturday! I don't recall seeing an AWAD entry on the weekend in a dog's age, if ever. I guess the fact of seven HP books was stronger than the practice of five-days-makes-a-week.

(And welcome back, Jen, we've missed you.)
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HIGGLEDY-PIGGLEDY

PRONUNCIATION: (HIG-uhl-dee PIG-uhl-dee)

MEANING: adverb: In a disordered or random manner.
adjective: Confused; jumbled.

ETYMOLOGY: Of unknown origin, perhaps referring to the herding of pigs. Earliest documented use: 1598.
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[contrast "Jiggery-Pokery," noun, underhanded sabotage or mischief]

[Also the paradigm for a double-dactyl, a form of doggerel poetry with particular structural rules, and beyond the scope of this post]
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WHIGGLEDY-PIGGLEDY - a form of political satire, used by the Tories to cast their opponents in an unflattering light

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