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#218394 - 09/03/14 04:52 PM Re: it's called "prowess" when a woman has it [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Quote:
it's called "prowess" when a woman has it

As in: "The guys stood there amazed, ogling her prowess."

Not sure I want to compete on your level, Doc. pHROW=WOW!

MROW
1. The sound projecting from the front part of a cat.
2. Personification of pain, who sometimes accompanies his friend Mean Ol' Mr. Gravity.

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#218415 - 09/04/14 09:46 PM those short little words are tough [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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ROTE

PRONUNCIATION: (roht)

MEANING: noun:
1. A mechanical or unthinking way of doing something.
2. The sound of surf.
3. A medieval stringed instrument or Celtic origin. Also known as crowd or crwth.

ETYMOLOGY:
For 1: Of obscure origin. Earliest documented use: 1325.
For 2: Perhaps of Scandinavian origin. Earliest documented use: 1610.
For 3: From Middle French rote. Earliest documented use: 1330.

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ROTEL - first win the crew race, then make sure everybody knows about it
pronunciation: row-TELL


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#218437 - 09/05/14 10:10 PM some of the longer ones are, too [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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LOBLOLLY

PRONUNCIATION: (LOB-lol-ee)

MEANING: noun:
1. A thick gruel.
2. Mire; mudhole.
3. An assistant to a ship's surgeon.
4. A pine tree with long needles and strong wood (Pinus taeda).
5. An evergreen, loblolly-bay (Gordonia lasianthus).

ETYMOLOGY: Apparently from lob (an onomatopoeic word representing the sound of bubbling while boiling) + lolly (an English dialectal word for broth, soup, etc.). The use of the word for mire or a mudhole is from the porridge-like consistency of the contents of mire or mudhole. The word came to be used for a medical assistant because he fed the patients. The trees received this name from their prevalence in swamp lands. Earliest documented use: 1597.

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1.
a. LOB/LOWLY - Throw me a slow one so I can hit it out of the infield!
b. LO/BLOWLY - How the boxer was hitting, which got him disqualified and lost him his bout

2.
LOBDOLLY - Toss me my Raggedy Ann, please

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#218440 - 09/06/14 08:08 AM Re: some of the longer ones are, too [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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LABLOLLY Not much for finding the right reagents, but oh, you kid!

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#218463 - 09/08/14 04:17 PM not very effective, that [Re: Tromboniator]
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DISAFFECT

PRONUNCIATION: (dis-uh-FEKT)

MEANING: verb tr.: To alienate the support or loyalty of someone.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin dis- (away) + affectare (to aim at, to strive after), from ad- (to) + facere (to do). Earliest documented use: 1621.

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DISAFFLECT - Ben has been removed from the cast of this film

DISHAFFECT - I hate the drying even more than the washing

DISTAFF-E.C.T. - electroshock therapy for the wife

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#218467 - 09/09/14 09:05 PM Re: not very effective, that [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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VOUCHSAFE

PRONUNCIATION: (vouch-SAYF)

MEANING: verb tr.: To grant or give something as if as a favor.
verb intr.: To condescend.

ETYMOLOGY: Via French, from Latin vocare (to call) + salvus (whole, intact). Earliest documented use: 1303.


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VOUCHSALE - My endorsement is available, for a moderate fee

COUCHSAFE - a condom to be used in your living room

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#218470 - 09/10/14 12:51 PM DIS ABUSE will not be tolerated [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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DISABUSE

PRONUNCIATION: (dis-uh-BYOOZ)

MEANING: verb tr.: To free from a mistaken belief or error.

ETYMOLOGY: Via French, from Latin dis- (away) + abusus (misuse, wasting). Earliest documented use: 1611.

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DAISABUSE - The After-Dinner Speaker is going on way too long

DISAMUSE - T'ain't funny, McGee.


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#218473 - 09/11/14 09:28 AM info is where you find it, but a PR campaign helps [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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PROMULGATE

PRONUNCIATION: (PROM-uhl-gayt, pro-MUHL-)

MEANING: verb tr.:
1. To make a law, rule, etc. known by public declaration.
2. To make publicly known an idea, belief, etc.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin promulgare (to make known), from pro- (forward) + mulgere (to milk, to cause to come out). Earliest documented use: 1526.

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PROVULGATE - encouraging the widespread adoption of the Late Fourth Century Latin version of the Bible

PROMULGAT - Second Amendment enthusiast

PROMULGAZE - the hooker scans the passersby considering which of them will be her next customer

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#218474 - 09/12/14 08:16 AM My mind is made up, don't confuse me with facts [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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DISSUADE

PRONUNCIATION: (di-SWAYD)

MEANING: verb tr.: To convince someone not to do something.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin dissuadere (to advise against), from dis- (away) + suadere (to advise), from suavis (sweet). Ultimately from the Indo-European root swad- (sweet, pleasant), which also gave us sweet, suave, hedonism, persuade, Hindi swad (taste), suasion, and incunabulum. Earliest documented use: 1535.

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DISQUADE - to make fun of one or more party arrivals (either gender) trying to look cool and sexy (see here)

DISSUEDE - to remove the soft leather from your jacket or shoes; more broadly, to discard any leather products in your possession

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#218506 - 17 minutes 30 seconds ago if it should come to pass [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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MAYHAP

PRONUNCIATION: (may-HAP, MAY-hap)

MEANING: adverb: Perhaps.

ETYMOLOGY: From the phrase 'it may hap', from Middle English hap, from Old Norse happ (luck, chance). Earliest documented use: 1533.
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MAYHARP - stringed instrument for use while dancing around a pole

MATHAP - it does adding and multiplying and algebra and calculus on your telephone

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