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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)

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EQUUROCATE Running a horse in a circular pen for hours


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PESTRIFY - to bring ants and termites, rats and mice, and other annoyances, into a hitherto pristine neighborhood. Cf. "gentrify"

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pectrify - lots of upper body work


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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.

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IMCUTE - a cheap imitation fuzzy Nerml doll (see Garfield comic strip)

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impate: to do or to get a hair transplant.

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IMPUT - see imput.
see largely as an imp, nee Obama

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Are you going to make sense one of these days, 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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