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#220039 - 01/27/15 11:47 AM Re: The Zeroth Dimension (tip my hat to Isaac Asimov) [Re: LukeJavan8]
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#220040 - 01/27/15 11:58 AM a stroke of bad luck [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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APOPLECTIC

PRONUNCIATION: (ap-uh-PLEK-tik)

MEANING: adjective:
1. Extremely angry.
2. Relating to or affected by apoplexy (stroke).

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin apoplecticus, from Greek apoplektikos (relating to a stroke), from apoplessein (to disable by a stroke). Ultimately from the Indo-European root plak- (to strike), which also gave us plague, plankton, fling, and complain. Earliest documented use: 1625.

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APPLECTIC - can't read the instructions on my little downloaded smartphone program

MAPOPLECTIC - @#$%^"# navigation program directed me straight into a swamp!

AMPOPLECTIC - all of a sudden the power went out

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#220041 - 01/27/15 12:03 PM Re: a stroke of bad luck [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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APOPELECTIC when a pope can't make a decision.
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#220042 - 01/27/15 02:02 PM 'Lection is pending? [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8
APOPELECTIC when a pope can't make a decision.


APOPELECTIC - interregnum at the Vatican ?

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#220043 - 01/27/15 04:04 PM Re: 'Lection is pending? [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Could definitely apply


Edited by LukeJavan8 (01/27/15 04:05 PM)
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#220052 - 01/28/15 12:16 PM a lot of gall, one way or another... [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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JAUNDICED

PRONUNCIATION: (JAHN-dist)

MEANING: adjective:
1. Exhibiting prejudice from envy or resentment.
2. Having jaundice: a disease that makes the skin, white of the eyes, etc., to be yellow, caused by an increase of bile pigments in the blood.

ETYMOLOGY: from Old French jaunice (yellowness), from jaune (yellow), from Latin galbinus (yellowish), from galbus (yellow). Earliest documented use: 1640.
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FAUNDICED - showing the symptoms of a Pandemic

JAUNDICTED - subjected to inflammatory discussion by a yellow journalist

JAUNEDICED - cut into tiny little yellow cubes, viz.


(Well,sorta. Do you like this one better?)

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#220053 - 01/28/15 12:22 PM - - - -capital crime. [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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FAUNDICID(E) - murder of a faun
(please excuse extra letter)
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#220061 - 01/29/15 09:38 AM The Es have it [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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METASTASIZE

PRONUNCIATION: (muh-TAS-tuh-syz)

MEANING: verb intr.
1. To spread or escalate in an undesirable manner.
2. (Of a cancer) To spread to other parts of the body.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin metastasis (transition), from Greek methistanai (to change), from meta- (beyond) + histanai (to set). Earliest documented use: 1907.

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METASTASEIZE - Colonialism gone wild

METESTASIZE - I should try one on and see how it fits (pron. "me-test-a-size")

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#220079 - Yesterday at 09:40 AM Re: The Es have it [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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SCABROUS

PRONUNCIATION: (SKAB-ruhs)

MEANING: adjective:
1. Rough: having small raised dots or scales.
2. Salacious.
3. Difficult to deal with; knotty.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin scaber (rough). Earliest documented use: 1585

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SCARBROUS - a fair source of parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme

CABROUS - Ubereal

SABROUS - like a dance popularized by Aram Katchaturian in his Gayne Ballet *

*Edit: These days they seem to prefer it be spelled "Khachaturian." Sigh.


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