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#220446 - 03/03/15 11:45 AM (aside) [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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I can't think of a good "U" word - do you s'pose Friday's word might be SYZYGY ?

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#220461 - 03/04/15 11:11 PM Re: ease [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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IMPRIMIS

PRONUNCIATION: (im-PRY-mis, -PREE-)

MEANING: adverb: In the first place.

ETYMOLOGY: From contraction of Latin phrase in primis (among the first), from in (among) and primus (first). The word was originally used to introduce the first of a number of articles in a list, such as a will, an inventory, etc. Earliest documented use: 1465.

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JIMPRIMIS - King James the First

IMIPRIMIS - old tricyclic anti-depressent brand name that never caught on

IMPIRIMIS - Hello, Thisbe!

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#220462 - Yesterday at 09:30 AM Re: ease [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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POLTROON

PRONUNCIATION: (pol-TROON)

MEANING: noun: An utter coward.

ETYMOLOGY: From French poltron (coward), from Italian poltrone (lazy person), from Latin pullus (young animal). Ultimately from the Indo-European root pau- (few, little), which is also the source of few, foal, filly, pony, poor, pauper, poco, and catchpole. Earliest documented use: 1529.

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POLTOON - a political cartoon, like Doonesbury

POLTROOP - bussed-in voters

POLTRODON - a small dinosaur with teeth like a chicken's

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#220480 - Today at 06:30 AM Re: ease [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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POLTRON - subatomic particle with distinct north and south.

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#220488 - 18 minutes 46 seconds ago Re: ease [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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TUMULUS

PRONUNCIATION: (TOO-myuh-luhs, TYOO-)

MEANING: noun:
1. A mound of earth placed over prehistoric tombs. Also known as a barrow.
2. A dome-shaped swelling formed in cooling lava.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin tumere (to swell). Earliest documented use: 1686.
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RUMULUS - the founder of Rome who liked to drink

TUMBULUS - acrobatic

TUMULUST - the state of arousal accompanying an erection

TUTULUS - a tiny Pharaoh
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(sorry, the list started shorter, but it just grew and grew...)

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