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#218928 - 10/23/14 07:03 PM take it or leave it [Re: wofahulicodoc]
wofahulicodoc Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 08/06/01
Posts: 4992
Loc: Worcester, MA

PERNANCY

PRONUNCIATION: (PUHR-nuhn-see)

MEANING: noun: A taking or receiving of rent, profit, etc.

ETYMOLOGY: From Anglo-French pernance, by switching of sounds of prenance (taking), from prendre, from Latin prehendere (to seize). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ghend-/ghed- (to seize or to take), which is also the source of pry, prey, spree, reprise, surprise, osprey, prison, reprehend, impregnable, impresa, and prise. Earliest documented use: 1626.

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PERGNANCY - garvidity

PERRNANCY - the quality that makes one a Spanish dog

PERINANCY - Sluggo and Aunt Fritzi Ritz and those guys

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#218930 - Yesterday at 05:36 AM Re: take it or leave it [Re: wofahulicodoc]
Tromboniator Offline
old hand

Registered: 05/10/10
Posts: 832
Loc: Alaska
PENNANCY A flagging tendency.

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#218937 - Yesterday at 11:55 PM Re: take it or leave it [Re: Tromboniator]
wofahulicodoc Offline
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Registered: 08/06/01
Posts: 4992
Loc: Worcester, MA

GIRN

PRONUNCIATION: (gurn)

MEANING:
verb intr.: To snarl, grimace, or complain.
noun: A grimace or snarl.

ETYMOLOGY: By transposition of the word grin, from Old English grennian (to show teeth). Earliest documented use: 1440.

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GI.RVN - a foot soldier in the army os the Republic of Viet Nam

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