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#213481 - 12/06/13 09:18 PM The Fantastic Four Meet Godzilla [Re: LukeJavan8]
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ANIMIETY - worrying about life as depicted in a Japanese graphic novel

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#213482 - 12/06/13 11:18 PM The Fantastic Four Meet Wofahulica and Don't Run. [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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TIMIETY - if you're scared; say scared.

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#213498 - 12/08/13 12:30 PM High Society [Re: jenny jenny]
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NIXIETY - the fraternity that is our current House of Representatives ? [/rant]

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#213509 - 12/09/13 07:18 AM Re: High Society [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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INOCULATE

PRONUNCIATION: (i-NOK-yuh-layt)

MEANING: verb tr.:
1. To treat with a vaccine to induce immunity against a disease.
2. To introduce an idea into someone's mind.
3. To safeguard or protect.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin in- (in) + oculus (eye; bud, referring to grafting of a bud into a plant of a different type). Earliest documented use: 1420.

[Also, referring to the first smallpox vaccine, which was administered by instilling a drop of vaccine into the eye sac - wofa]

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(I wanted to make INOCULATTE - "to get coffee in our eye because it's WAY too early" - but that's one of the original ones !)

INOMULATE - to miss your train because you meditated too long

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#213510 - 12/09/13 11:13 AM INOCULATED from Life by Living in High Society [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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+ t

INOCULTATE - a western member of an eastern cult who meditates while drinking latte and misses his train.

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#213527 - 12/10/13 07:38 AM Well hello, Dali ! [Re: jenny jenny]
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PALPABLE

PRONUNCIATION:
(PAL-puh-buhl)

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Easily perceived; obvious.
2. Capable of being touched or felt; tangible.
3. Capable of being discerned by touching (as an illness or a disease).

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin palapare (to touch, caress), from palpus (palm, stroke, caress). Ultimately from the Indo-European root pal- (to touch, feel, or shake), which also gave us palpate, palpitate, feel, and sprachgefuhl. Earliest documented use: 1395.

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PAPABLE - Pope material ?

PALIPABLE - Ah, yer father's moustache !

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#213533 - 12/10/13 12:08 PM [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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PAMPABLE male Argentinian livestock

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#213537 - 12/10/13 09:14 PM Re: Well hello, Dali ! [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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PALPFABLE - a romantic fable that touches the heart.

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#213546 - 12/11/13 03:37 PM Cullet is the Word [Re: jenny jenny]
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CULLET
PRONUNCIATION:(KUHL-it)
MEANING:
noun: Scrap glass suitable for remelting.
ETYMOLOGY:
From French collet, diminutive of col (neck), from Latin collum (neck), apparently referring to a bottle's neck. Earliest documented use: 1817.
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PULLET - A Christmas Story: My Gramdma Grider loved her chickens. She would sing to them everyday and when feeding them she would call each by name and they would come. One Saturday me and my cousin heard her calling to the chickens so we looked out the back window to watch. Grandma had two pullets by the neck, one in each hand.
Deftly, almost inperceptually, she gave her hands a slight twist and the chickens were dead.
The next day when Grandma called us to Sunday dinner we came imediatelly wearing our best manners. We wondered what were the names of the chickens we were eating but were too afraid to ask.

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#213547 - 12/11/13 09:41 PM wringing wet after that tale ! [Re: jenny jenny]
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Wow, J^2, with that story you could have used CALLET, or BULLET, CILLIT, or maybe even CUTLET, with equal aplomb...

I'll have to go with

CULLEX = a genus of mossquito, known to transmit various diseases such as Wesst Nille Encephallitis and a few otherss

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