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PRONUNCIATION: (FAY-shee-eez, -sheez)

MEANING: noun:
1. General appearance.
2. In medicine, a distinctive appearance associated with a pathological condition.
3. In geology, a body of rock with specific characteristics.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin facies (face). Earliest documented use: 1398.

FARIES - leprechauns and sprites and the like, who come from distant places

FAQIES - cute little questions that everybody asks

FARCIES - comic stage works using buffoonery and horseplay, typically including crude characterization and ludicrously improbable situations, written in Persian
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PRONUNCIATION: (REV-uh-lee, ri-VAL-ee)

MEANING: noun:
1. A signal to wake up in the morning, using a bugle, trumpet, etc., at military installations.
2. Any signal to get out of bed.
3. The hour at which a wake-up signal is sounded.

ETYMOLOGY: From French réveillez (wake up!), from réveiller (to awaken), from re- (again) + eveiller (to rouse), from Latin exvigilare (to keep watch), from ex- (out) + vigilare (to be awake or keep watch), from vigil (awake). Ultimately from the Indo-European root weg- (to be strong or lively), which also gave us vegetable, vigor, velocity, watch, vigilante, vedette, vegete, and velitation. Earliest documented use: 1633.

REVE ISLE - the island of your dreams, right here in the Seine

PREVEILLE - the day before the evening before a holiday

RE-VIEILLE - second dotage
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