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#216825 - 05/26/14 12:45 PM Re: MEMORIAL DAY: reprehend [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc

PREPREHEND - the ultimate in Thought Police: scolding you for something before you even think of doing it...

(I'll be AFthisK for the next few days too - it's going to feel a bit strange but I'm sure you'll get along fine without me...)


Yessir, WD, Your "PREPREHEND" will be a hard one to match.
And besides, I can amuse myself for a few days by trying to decipher "AFthisK". smile

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#216838 - 05/27/14 06:53 PM Do words have weight? GRAVITAS [Re: jenny jenny]
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gravitas

PRONUNCIATION: (GRAV-i-tas)
MEANING:
noun: Seriousness, dignity, or weightiness.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin gravis (serious). Earliest documented use: 1924.
USAGE:
"To some early critics, Mr. Büsser's playful choice lacked gravitas."
Victoria Gomelsky; Iconic Names for Iconic Watches; The New York Times; Feb 24, 2014.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
I cannot stress often enough that what science is all about is not proving things to be true but proving them to be false. -Lawrence M. Krauss, theoretical physicist (b. 1954)
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GRAVITASK - a chore of utmost import to mankind's understanding of everything i.e. since no one has ever seen a wave or a particle it is only by faith that we conceptualize the existence of matter.

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#216841 - 05/28/14 08:44 AM Wednesday: LANGUID [Re: jenny jenny]
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languid

PRONUNCIATION:(LANG-gwid)
MEANING:
adjective:
1. Lacking vigor or vitality.
2. Lacking interest.
3. Pleasantly lazy and calm.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin languere (to languish). Earliest documented use: 1595.
USAGE:
"Tahiti today is not the calm South Seas paradise depicted in Paul Gauguin's paintings of languid Polynesian women."
South Sea Bubble; The Economist (London, UK); Nov 11, 2004.

[See more usage examples of languid in Vocabulary.com's dictionary]

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Nothing is so firmly believed as what is least known. -Michel de Montaigne, essayist (1533-1592)
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LANGUILD - a cult of lazy monks

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#216846 - 05/28/14 03:31 PM Re: Wednesday: LANGUID 2 [Re: jenny jenny]
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ELANGUID (ee LAN gwid) - the opposite of being languid

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#216848 - 05/28/14 06:28 PM Re: Wednesday: LANGUID 3 [Re: jenny jenny]
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LANGUIDE - the pleasant Polynesian girl who guides you to all the best bars on the island.

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#216849 - 05/28/14 06:48 PM Re: Wednesday: LANGUID 4 [Re: jenny jenny]
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SLANGUID - the overuse of slang words by a someone who thinks that he is hip, but what he really is, is lazy.

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#216851 - 05/28/14 11:31 PM Re: Wednesday: LANGUID 5 [Re: jenny jenny]
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ANGUID LIZARDS:
1) a small family of useful lizards that only eat slugs and bugs.
2) a human being with the same traits.

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#216852 - 05/29/14 10:11 AM Thursday's perusal : PERFUSE [Re: jenny jenny]
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perfuse

PRONUNCIATION: (puhr-FYOOZ)
MEANING:
verb tr.:
1. To spread over as a liquid, color, light, aroma, etc.
2. To force a liquid, such as blood, through an organ or tissue.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin perfundere (to drench), from per- (through) + fundere (to pour). Ultimately from the Indo-European root gheu- (to pour), which is also the source of funnel, font, fuse, diffuse, gust, gush, geyser, and infundibuliform. Earliest documented use: 1425.
USAGE:
"The heady aroma of strong coffee perfused the cozy kitchen."
Olivia Cunning; Hot Ticket; Sourcebooks; 2013.
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SERFUSE - items set aside for use by serfs only.
Examples: hoe, rake, shovel, etc.

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#216860 - 05/29/14 08:23 PM Re: Thursday's perusal : PERFUSE [Re: jenny jenny]
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HERFUSE - to hefuse means "NO"; to herfuse means "maybe".
Or vice versa.

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#216863 - 05/29/14 09:57 PM I'm b-a-a-a-ck!... [Re: jenny jenny]
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PELFUSE - how you spend your ill-gotten gains after a nefarious caper
PERFUS - what they'll do if they find us


PEROUSE - an episode of nocturia

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