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#218169 - 08/18/14 11:04 AM It's an honest feeling [Re: Tromboniator]
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RESENTIMENT - the feeling that the two posts above yours are better, brighter, and funnier than your post so you go get a beer and turn on the TV.

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#218170 - 08/18/14 11:09 AM Re: It's an honest feeling [Re: jenny jenny]
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Don't sell yourself short, Kiddo

Actually this is a great word, fraught with possibilities. Unlike many of last week's words, which were limited and constricting. (When's the last time you saw "fraught" used in a conversation? smile )

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#218188 - 08/18/14 09:09 PM Re: It's an honest feeling [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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PRESENTIENT - I just haven't thought of it yet...

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#218190 - 08/19/14 01:12 AM A FUNGIBLE FRIEND [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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fungible

PRONUNCIATION: (FUHN-juh-buhl)
MEANING: adjective: Interchangeable.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin fungi (to perform in place). Earliest documented use: 1765.
NOTES:
When you lend someone a dollar bill, you don't care if he returns the same bill or a different one because money is fungible. Same with things such as gold, a cup of sugar, etc. However, if you lend someone your cell phone, you wouldn't be pleased if he returned a different phone even if it's exactly the same model. That would be an example of something nonfungible.

USAGE:
"Forbidden to own land for most of our two millennia of exile, we gradually became experts in accumulating capital, which is portable, easily inheritable, fungible, and expandable."
Ellen Frankel; Taking Stock; The Jerusalem Report (Israel); May 19, 2014.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, and that is to have either a clear conscience or none at all. -Ogden Nash, poet (1902-1971)
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JUNGIBLE - hippies, Eastern mystics, and Carl Jung

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#218196 - 08/19/14 12:44 PM Re: A FUNGIBLE FRIEND [Re: jenny jenny]
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FUNGICLE - an iced summer treat-on-a-stick, made of tofu

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#218211 - 08/20/14 12:35 AM PLANGENTERY [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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plangent

PRONUNCIATION: (PLAN-juhnt)
MEANING:
adjective:
1. Loud and resounding.
2. Sad or mournful.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin plangere (to beat the br- east, lament). Ultimately from the Indo-European root plak- (to strike), which also gave us plague, plankton, fling, and complain. Earliest documented use: 1666.

USAGE:
"When the two horns answered each other's plangent calls from opposite sides of the vast auditorium the effect was electrifying."
A Majestic Canon; The Economist (London, UK); Sep 4, 2003.

"Enthrallingly told, beautifully written, and so emotionally plangent that some passages bring tears."
Amanda Vaill; A Luminous Novel of Children in War ("All the Light We Cannot See"); The Washington Post; May 6, 2014.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Creative minds are uneven, and the best of fabrics have their dull spots. -HP Lovecraft, short-story writer and novelist (1890-1937)
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PLANGVENT - to vent grief by resounding moaning

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#218219 - 08/20/14 01:08 PM PLANGENT [Re: jenny jenny]
wofahulicodoc Offline
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FLANGENT - the chef who specializes in custard desserts

PLANTGENT - the toff is a farmer

PLANGENU - what the orthopedist does before your knee surgery*

PLANGEST - they just don't come any planger than that!


*("genu* being what a doctor calls a knee. As in "genuflect.")


Edited by wofahulicodoc (08/20/14 01:55 PM)
Edit Reason: footnote added

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#218235 - 08/21/14 12:08 PM Carry on [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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DEPORTMENT

PRONUNCIATION: (di-PORT-ment)

MEANING: noun: The manner in which one conducts oneself in public.

ETYMOLOGY: From French déportement, from Latin deportare, from de- (away) + portare (carry). Ultimately from the Indo-European root per- (to lead, pass over), which also gave us support, comport, petroleum, sport, passport, colporteur (a peddler of religious books), rapporteur, Norwegian fjord (bay), and Sanskrit parvat (mountain). Earliest documented use: 1601.

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DETORTMENT - clearing of civil wrongdoing

DEPOSTMENT - closing postoffices to save money, and the public convenience be damned

DEFORTMENT - you get the idea

DEEPORTMENT - building an offshore shiploading facility over the Marianas Trench

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#218246 - 08/22/14 06:29 AM Re: Carry on [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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DEPORTMEN - the INS

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#218251 - 08/22/14 08:48 AM there's no escaping it [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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PUISSANCE

PRONUNCIATION: (PWIS-uhns, PYOO-i-suhns)

MEANING: noun: Power or strength.

ETYMOLOGY: From Old French puissance (power), from Latin posse (to be able). Ultimately from the Indo-European root poti- (powerful, lord) which also gave us possess, power, possible, posse, potent, plenipotentiary, Italian podesta, and Turkish pasha (via Persian). Earliest documented use: 1420

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P.U. -ISTANCE - the event "scent horizon" around a black skunk. (If you get any closer you're doomed!)


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