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#213968 - 01/15/14 02:25 AM Re: Tuesday's word INTRANSIGENT [Re: Tromboniator]
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Registered: 05/10/10
Posts: 854
Loc: Alaska
INTRANSITENT A Tolkien creature on his way from Fangorn to Isengard.

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#213972 - 01/15/14 12:11 PM Re: Tuesday's word INTRANSIGENT [Re: Tromboniator]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 6791
Loc: Land of the Flat Water
grin
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----please, draw me a sheep----

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#213975 - 01/15/14 05:18 PM Wed Word : potentate [Re: Tromboniator]
jenny jenny Offline
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Registered: 06/05/10
Posts: 1554
Loc: Lower Aberdeen, Mississippi
potentate

PRONUNCIATION: (POH-ten-tayt)
MEANING:
noun: One having great power, especially an autocratic person.
ETYMOLOGY:
Via French, from Latin posse (to be able). Ultimately from the Indo-European root poti- (powerful, lord), which is also the source of power, potent, possess, pasha, compossible, impuissance, and puissant. Earliest documented use: 1475.
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POTENTGATE - any scandal involving a powerful leader,
such as the scandal that gave us the euphemism "a monica lewinski".


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#213977 - 01/15/14 11:07 PM Re: Wed Word : potentate [Re: jenny jenny]
wofahulicodoc Offline
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Registered: 08/06/01
Posts: 5188
Loc: Worcester, MA

PODENTATE - to have no money left after the Dentist finishes with you (but at
least you still have your teeth!)


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#213978 - 01/16/14 07:45 AM Re: Wed Word : potentate [Re: wofahulicodoc]
Tromboniator Offline
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Registered: 05/10/10
Posts: 854
Loc: Alaska
POTENTAGE long ago, alas.
POTENTALE favorite quaff down at Alice's Champagne Palace.
POTENTAT to make very strong lace.

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#213979 - 01/16/14 08:53 AM The word of the day before Friday SOPHIST [Re: Tromboniator]
jenny jenny Offline
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sophist
(SOF-ist)
MEANING:
noun: One who makes clever, but unsound arguments.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin sophista, from Greek sophistes (sage), from sophos (clever). Earliest documented use: 1542. In ancient Greece, Sophists were philosophers and teachers known for their subtle, but fallacious reasoning.
USAGE:
"But this day Mansoor had turned five, and Ma used a sophist's argument to call for a celebration."
M.G. Vassanji; The Assassin's Song; Doubleday; 2007.

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SOPHISTA- a sophist with latinate pretensions.

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#213980 - 01/16/14 10:43 AM History lesson [Re: jenny jenny]
wofahulicodoc Offline
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Loc: Worcester, MA

SOPHIET - with "Former..." and "...Union", a rough coalition of Communist countries, from the early to the late 20th Century.

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#213983 - 01/16/14 10:33 PM Re: History lesson [Re: wofahulicodoc]
jenny jenny Offline
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Registered: 06/05/10
Posts: 1554
Loc: Lower Aberdeen, Mississippi
"Sophiet" Brilliant! The best of novian words needed to succinctly describe a particuliar geo-situation in time.

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#213985 - 01/17/14 11:03 AM Friday: SOLICITOUS to some. To some efficient. [Re: jenny jenny]
jenny jenny Offline
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Posts: 1554
Loc: Lower Aberdeen, Mississippi
solicitous

PRONUNCIATION: (suh-LIS-i-tuhs)
MEANING:
adjective:
1. Full of concern.
2. Eager.
3. Meticulous.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin sollus (whole). Ultimately from the Indo-European root sol- (whole), which brought us solid, salute, save, salvo, soldier, catholicity, salutary, and salubrious. Earliest documented use: 1563.
USAGE:
"The staff is solicitous of its core customer; efficient with others."
Alexandra Jacobs; Dennis Basso's New Shop; The New York Times; Dec 12, 2013.
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POLICITOUS - what a polictian is really being when he is being salicitous to us.


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#213988 - 01/17/14 01:47 PM Re: Friday: SOLICITOUS to some. To some efficient. [Re: jenny jenny]
wofahulicodoc Offline
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Registered: 08/06/01
Posts: 5188
Loc: Worcester, MA

SOLICITOYS - turn them on and they ask you for money (compare SOLICITOTS - nursery school kids sent out to raise money from the neighbors)

On an analogous vein: SOPLICITOUS - fawning behavior, except they're is lying to you

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