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Oct 10, 2013
This week's theme
Insults

This week's words
furfuraceous
pediculous
xanthodontous
pilgarlic
fustilugs

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pilgarlic

PRONUNCIATION:
(pil-GAHR-lik)

MEANING:
noun: A bald-headed person.

ETYMOLOGY:
Literally peeled garlic, from pill (to peel) + garlic. Earliest documented use: 1529.

USAGE:
"With his cherubic face, big blue eyes, pilgarlic pate, steel-rimmed glasses, and shuffling gait, Horace Greeley looked more like a character out of a Dickens novel than a presidential hopeful."
Paul F. Boller Jr.; Presidential Campaigns; Oxford University Press; 2004.

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