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05/26/18 02:01 AM
Oops! He spilled his solution of sorbitol And the sponge somehow wouldn't absorb it all. Now all science he nixes Small Engines he fixes 'Cuz not all mechanics are orbital! Oops - no OUTLAST in that one. Let's do it again: At NASA they had a big fight About satellites' orbita...
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05/26/18 01:13 AM
LOVECRAFTIAN PRONUNCIATION: (luhv-KRAF-tee-uhn) MEANING: adjective: Of or relating to the work of H.P. Lovecraft: terrifyingly monstrous and otherworldly. ETYMOLOGY: After H.P. Lovecraft (1870-1937), writer of fantasy and horror fiction. Earliest documented use: 1940s ___...
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05/25/18 12:55 AM
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05/25/18 12:51 AM
CERVANTIC PRONUNCIATION: (suhr-VAN-tik) MEANING: adjective: Of or relating to Miguel de Cervantes, especially his satirizing of the chivalric romances. ETYMOLOGY: After the Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616), best known for Don Quixote. Earliest documented u...
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05/23/18 08:43 PM
MARINISM PRONUNCIATION: (muh-REE-ni-zuhm) MEANING: noun: A literary style marked by extravagant imagery, elaborate metaphors, etc. ETYMOLOGY: After the Italian poet Giovanni Battista Marino (1569-1625). Earliest documented use: 1867. _________________________________ DAR...
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05/22/18 03:00 PM
MARIVAUDAGE PRONUNCIATION: (mar-uh-VO-dazh) MEANING: noun 1. Affected writing style. 2. Banter, especially of flirtatious nature. ETYMOLOGY: After the French novelist Pierre de Marivaux (1688-1763), known for the verbal preciousness of his romantic comedies. Earliest docu...
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05/21/18 02:11 PM
HOBBESIAN PRONUNCIATION: (HOB-zee-uhn) MEANING: adjective: 1. Of or relating to Thomas Hobbes or his ideas. 2. Grim, selfish, unrestrained, etc. ETYMOLOGY: After English philosopher and author Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679), who in his book Leviathan displayed a grim, dog-eat-...
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