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#209447 - 02/07/13 10:05 AM Anu's Word (distorted) [Re: jenny jenny]
jenny jenny Offline
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Word of the day: cantankerous
PRONUNCIATION:
(kan-TANG-kuhr-uhs)
MEANING:
adjective: Difficult to deal with: ill-tempered, quarrelsome.
ETYMOLOGY:
Of uncertain origin. Perhaps from Middle English contak (contention). Earliest documented use: 1736.
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CANTHANKEROUS: easy to deal with: pleasingly-tempered, thankful.

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#209450 - 02/07/13 03:01 PM Re: Anu's Word (distorted) [Re: jenny jenny]
olly Offline
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Add an M = Mantankerous

We all know one of these...

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#209451 - 02/07/13 04:46 PM Re: Anu's Word (distorted)(again) [Re: olly]
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FANTANKEROUS

- - Justin Bieberite


Edited by LukeJavan8 (02/07/13 04:46 PM)
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#209454 - 02/07/13 06:26 PM Re: Anu's Word (distorted)(again) [Re: LukeJavan8]
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CANCANKEROUS -- The chorus line has venereal disease ?

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#209457 - 02/07/13 09:21 PM Re: Anu's Word (distorted)(again)(& again) [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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CANCUNKEROUS

vacationers obsessed with the same Mexican vacation spot
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#209463 - 02/08/13 07:06 AM Re: Anu's Word softened. [Re: LukeJavan8]
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A.Word.A.Day
with Anu Garg impudent

PRONUNCIATION:
(IM-pyuh-duhnt)
MEANING:adjective: Marked by offensive boldness.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin im- (not) + pudere (to make or be ashamed) which also gave us pudibund (prudish), pudency (modesty), and pudeur (a sense of shame). Earliest documented use: 1386.
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WIMPUDENT: mealy-mouthed offensive boldness.

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#209475 - 02/09/13 09:45 AM Re: Anu's Word softened. [Re: jenny jenny]
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IMPUDON'T

forbidden peccadillos (loosely translated, "Get away from here, you young scamp!")

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#209476 - 02/09/13 11:43 AM Re: Anu's Word softened. [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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LIMPUDONT

Wheelchair
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#209507 - 02/11/13 01:02 PM Anu's silent letter trick [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Monday's word: pteridology

PRONUNCIATION:(ter-i-DOL-uh-jee)
MEANING: noun: The study of ferns.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek pterido (fern) + -logy (study). Ultimately from the Indo-European root pet- (to rush or fly), which also gave us feather, petition, compete, perpetual, propitious, pinnate, and lepidopterology. Earliest documented use: 1855.
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PETERIDOLOGY: noun The study of Peter (singular).

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#209510 - 02/11/13 01:34 PM Re: Anu's silent letter trick [Re: jenny jenny]
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petrineodology, the scuttlebutt about who will be the next Pope,
called the throne of Peter the first pope.


Edited by LukeJavan8 (02/11/13 01:34 PM)
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