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A C Bowden #229634 09/10/19 09:05 PM
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Originally Posted by A C Bowden
Originally Posted by wofahulicodoc
Too much stress results in distress.

Or should that be 'dystress'? wink

Agreed...

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NULLIBIETY

PRONUNCIATION: (nuh-luh-BY-uh-tee)

MEANING: noun: The state of being or existing nowhere.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin nullibi (nowhere), from nullus (null) + ibi (here, there). Earliest documented use: 1668. The opposite is ubiety.
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GULLIBIETY - the purchase of seagoing birds

NULLIBRIETY - teetotalling
(compare NUNLIBIETY: Sister's overdoing the sacramental wine...)

NULLIBILETY - just can't do anything well

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Lullibiety- the condition or quality of being calm

Nullidiety- diet free

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Originally Posted by littldrop
Lullibiety- the condition or quality of being calm

Good one!

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EXCARNATION

PRONUNCIATION: (eks-kahr-NAY-shuhn)

MEANING: noun:
1. The removing of flesh, especially from a corpse before burial.
2. The supposed separation of the soul from the body at death.

ETYMOLOGY: From excarnate, from Latin excarnare (to remove flesh), from caro (flesh). Earliest documented use: 1847.
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EXTARNATION - swearing has been officially banned

EXCORNATION - I feel so much better now after visiting my podiatrist

EXCARIATION - when the dentist takes care of my cavities (Query: what's left when you remove a hole?)

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Exzarnation- officially wrecked

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DYSPHEMISM

PRONUNCIATION: (DIS-fuh-miz-em)

MEANING: noun: The substitution of a harsher, deprecating, or offensive term in place of a relatively neutral term.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek dys- (bad) + -phemism (as in euphemism). Earliest documented use: 1884. The opposite is euphemism.

NOTES: Examples include “death tax” for “estate tax” and “snail mail” for “paper mail”.
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DY-SPHERISM - belief in two suns

DAYS-PHEMISM - Women's Lib while the sun shines

DYS-HEMISM - show disrespect for the claim that stocks follow the length of women's skirts, with a six-month lag

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ZYSPHEMISM- to speak with a teutonic accent (comparable to any found in a Mel Brooks movie)

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NOCEBO

PRONUNCIATION: (no-SEE-bo)

MEANING: noun: A substance producing harmful effects in someone because it is believed to be harmful, but which in reality is harmless.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin nocebo (I will harm), from nocere (to harm). Modeled after its antonym placebo (I will please). Earliest documented use: 1961.
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NICE, BO - well done, Ms Derek

NO CEO - the head of the company just got canned

NO SEBO - a first-class gringo trying to say "I don't understand" in Spanish

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DOTARD

PRONUNCIATION: (DOH-tuhrd)

MEANING: noun: One whose mental faculties have deteriorated, especially due to old age.

ETYMOLOGY: From Middle English doten (to be foolish). Earliest documented use: 1393.
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DON'TARD - inevitably says "No!"

DEOTARD - worn at a Passion Ballet

DOPARD - a biochemist-hedonist

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