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Wordplay and fun 04/25/17 01:31 PMDALMATIC PRONUNCIATION: (dal-MAT-ik) MEANING: noun: A loose, wide-sleeved outer garment worn by some monarchs at their coronations and by deacons, bishops, etc. in some churches. ETYMOLOGY: From Old French dalmatique, from Latin dalmatica vestis (Dalmatian garment) since ...
Wordplay and fun 04/25/17 01:21 AMSYBARITIC PRONUNCIATION: (sib-uh-RIT-ik) MEANING: adjective: Devoted to or relating to luxury and pleasure. ETYMOLOGY: After Sybaris, an ancient Greek city in southern Italy noted for its wealth, whose residents were notorious for their love of luxury. Earliest documented...
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Wordplay and fun 04/21/17 03:06 PMTALISMAN PRONUNCIATION: (TAL-is-man, -iz-) MEANING: noun: 1. An object, such as a stone, believed to have occult powers to keep evil away and bring good fortune to its wearer. 2. Anything that has magical powers and brings miraculous effects. ETYMOLOGY: From French or Spa...
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Wordplay and fun 04/20/17 09:19 PMALEMBIC PRONUNCIATION: (uh-LEM-bik) MEANING: noun: 1. An apparatus formerly used in distilling. 2. Something that refines, purifies, or transforms. ETYMOLOGY: From Old French, from Latin alembicus, from Arabic al-anbiq (the still), from Greek ambix (cup). Earliest documen...
Wordplay and fun 04/20/17 03:33 AMLILAC PRONUNCIATION: (LY-luhk, -lahk) MEANING: noun: 1. Pale purple color. 2. Any of various shrubs having violet, pink, or white flowers. adjective: Of a pale purple color. ETYMOLOGY: From obsolete French lilac (in Modern French: lilas), from Spanish lilac, from Arabi...
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