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#212915 - 10/21/13 11:07 AM MondayFun: A Rosoideae is a Rose is a Rose [Re: LukeJavan8]
jenny jenny Offline
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tumid

PRONUNCIATION: (TOO-mid, TYOO-)
MEANING: adjective:
1. Swollen.
2. Bulging.
3. Pompous, bombastic.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin tumere (to swell). Earliest documented use: 1541.
USAGE:
"Her tumid eyes filled with tears and she began to cry."
Joseph Heller; Catch-22.
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t > h
HUMID - damp

USAGE: "Her humid eyes filled with tears and she began to cry."
- Joseph Heller before rewrite



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#212917 - 10/21/13 11:27 AM Re: MondayFun: A Rosoideae is a Rose is a Rose [Re: jenny jenny]
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'TUPID Speech impediment for 'stupid'.
_________________________
----please, draw me a sheep----

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#212925 - 10/21/13 09:29 PM Curiouser and curiouser [Re: jenny jenny]
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TUMOID - the curiously strong antacid, something between a TUMS and an ALTOID

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#212926 - 10/21/13 09:36 PM Sparing no expanse [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Loc: Alaska
tumie - beer belly.


Edited by Tromboniator (10/21/13 09:37 PM)

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#212927 - 10/21/13 09:46 PM Re: Curiouser and curiouserless [Re: wofahulicodoc]
jenny jenny Offline
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U > I

TIMID - what we who write here are assuredly not.

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#212935 - 10/22/13 06:58 PM Prime Genitals [Re: jenny jenny]
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primogeniture

PRONUNCIATION:
(pry-muh-JEN-i-chuhr, pree-, -choor)
MEANING:
noun:
1. The state of being the firstborn or eldest child in a family.
2. The right of succession and inheritance belonging to the firstborn child.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin primus (first) + gignere (to beget). Not to be confused with primogenitor. Earliest documented use: 1500.
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Add L

PRIMOGENITLURE - and the second lure is money.

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#212940 - 10/23/13 07:02 AM Erratic internet connection - sorry I'm late [Re: jenny jenny]
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PRIMOGENISURE - It's a wise first child who knows its own father (sometimes PRIMOGENISIRE)

PROMOGENITURE - an ad campaign for www.Ancestry.com

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#212947 - 10/23/13 10:56 AM Re: Erratic internet connection - sorry I'm late [Re: wofahulicodoc]
jenny jenny Offline
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Not to worry, Wolfman. Einstein was oft times late for a party.
But when he arrived everyone stopped and listened. smile

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#212951 - 10/23/13 11:41 AM Re: Prime Genitals [Re: jenny jenny]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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And there are plenty of sites on line to find whichever
primogenitlure is your fancy.
_________________________
----please, draw me a sheep----

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#212952 - 10/23/13 12:08 PM but not until November this year [Re: jenny jenny]
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RECIDIVISM

PRONUNCIATION: (ri-SID-uh-viz-ehm)


MEANING: noun: Relapsing (into smoking, crime, etc.), especially repeatedly.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin re- (again) + cadere (to fall). Ultimately from the Indo-European root kad- (to fall), which is also the source of cadence, cascade, casualty, cadaver, chance, chute, accident, occident, decay, and casuistry . Earliest documented use: 1884.

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We don't need to change anything for this one!

RECIDIVISM - Falling Back again (changing from Daylight Savings to Standard Time)

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OK, OK, if you insist...

REBIDIVISM - irresistable over-optimism in a Bridge-player

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