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#210946 - 05/15/13 01:01 PM Lo! Wednesday looms apparent [Re: jenny jenny]  
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petrify

PRONUNCIATION:(PE-tri-fy)
MEANING:
verb tr.:
1. To turn into stone.
2. To harden or deaden.
3. To stun or paralyze with fear.

verb intr.:
To become stony or callous.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin petra (rock), from Greek petra (cliff, rock). Ultimately from the Indo-European root per- (to lead, pass over), which also gave us support, comport, petroleum, sport, passport, petrichor (the pleasant smell that accompanies the first rain), colporteur (a peddler of religious books), Swedish fartlek (a training technique), Norwegian fjord (bay), and Sanskrit parvat (mountain). Earliest documented use: 1425.
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petri-FYI (see ETYMOLOGY above)

#210951 - 05/15/13 04:10 PM Re: Monday's child is neatly secured... [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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EQUUROCATE Running a horse in a circular pen for hours


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#210952 - 05/15/13 04:14 PM Re: Lo! Wednesday looms apparent [Re: jenny jenny]  
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PESTRIFY - to bring ants and termites, rats and mice, and other annoyances, into a hitherto pristine neighborhood. Cf. "gentrify"

#210955 - 05/15/13 04:45 PM Re: Lo! Wednesday looms apparent [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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pectrify - lots of upper body work


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#210978 - 05/16/13 11:29 PM Thursday's Word is impute [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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impute

PRONUNCIATION:(im-PYOOT)
MEANING:
verb tr.: To attribute, ascribe, or credit, often unfairly.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Old French imputer, from Latin imputare, from in- (in) + putare (to assess, reckon). Ultimately from the Indo-European root pau- (to cut, stroke, or stamp), which is also the source of amputate, compute, dispute, count, pavid, puerile, and catchpole. Earliest documented use: 1480.
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IMPUTER - a smartass computer that thinks that it invented itself.

#210981 - 05/17/13 03:20 AM Re: Thursday's Word is impute [Re: jenny jenny]  
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IMCUTE - a cheap imitation fuzzy Nerml doll (see Garfield comic strip)

#210982 - 05/17/13 03:26 AM Re: Thursday's Word is impute [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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impate: to do or to get a hair transplant.

#210983 - 05/17/13 03:56 AM Re: Thursday's Word is impute [Re: Tromboniator]  
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IMPUT - see imput.
see largely as an imp, nee Obama

#210984 - 05/17/13 08:43 AM Re: Thursday's Word is impute [Re: jenny jenny]  
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Are you going to make sense one of these days, Jenny Jenny?

#210995 - 05/17/13 04:10 PM Re: Thursday's Word is impute [Re: jenny jenny]  
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IMPUTER - a smartass computer that thinks that it invented itself.JJ quote


Like Al Gore? Didn't he invent the Internet?


JIMPUTER - if Capt. Kirk could run the thing without Spock.

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