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canorous

PRONUNCIATION:
(kuh-NOR-uhs, KAN-uhr-uhs)

MEANING:
adjective: Melodious; musical.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin canere (to sing). Ultimately from the Indo-European root kan- (to sing) which also gave us hen, canto, cantor, recant, accent, chant, enchant, and incentive. Earliest documented use: 1646.

USAGE:
"The canorous sounds ... provided a cheery moment."
Corrie Perkin; Off to an Opening in Earnest; The Australian (Sydney); Oct 13, 2008.
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canoerous - the melodic sound made by a babbling brook just before a hundred foot waterfall

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CANOMOUS - a new brand of tinned cat food

CANTOROUS - inclined to sing Klezmer music

MANOROUS - polite

CANOROLUS - a mixed-up Beethoven overture

CANOVOUS - a precarious tryst in a small unstable watercraft (See also "canoerous," above)


[P.S. Does "precarious" mean "eating too much sugar candy"? Only your dentist knows for sure...]

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CANNIBUSBOUS - lover of marijuana


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PROSAIC

PRONUNCIATION: (pro-ZAY-ik)

MEANING: adjective:
1. Dull; unimaginative.
2. Everyday; straightforward; ordinary.
3. Having the character of prose as compared to the feeling of poetry.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin prosa (prose), from prosa oratio (straightforward speech), from provertere (to turn forward). Ultimately from the Indo-European root wer- (to turn or bend), also the source of wring, weird, writhe, revert, universe, wroth, verso, conversazione, versicolor, and animadvert. Earliest documented use: 1589.


PYROSAIC - full of inflammatory language

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PROMOSAIC =agents who have many actors and singers
to get the fans to notice.


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Before we get too far afield - recall the original challenge:

"...take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition..."

Now I grant you that Roolz are meant to be broken, but not wildly, and preferably not all the time...

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Are we speaking of the Anagrams or Anu's Word of the Day?
I don't recall the 'roolz' for the latter, but will adhere
to it, if that be so. I understand the anagrams has those
'roolz', and that does not imply two words nor hyphens.


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Take a look at the first post in this thread , [if I did that right].

We modify them as we like when it suits our purpose, of course, but this was our starting point.

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PROSAIC
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PROSAID - the act of agreeing with a stinkin' roolz put before the board.

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I think I'll bow out from this thread at this point. I can't remember that far back. I'll check it
periodically, and if something clicks with just one letter
I may post it. Don't want to mess it up for you all.

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