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MENSALE- men's ale set on a mensal at the mensal Mensa meeting for drinking by male Mensa members only. Female members were once allowed a small thimbleful but they all turned giddy and misbehaved.

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MERSAL -

1. pertaining to an antibiotic-resisant bacterial pathogen...
2. a sweet fortified Italian wine, after the third glass

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Hey! Didn't we do today's word already, almost?! Like on May 13 or so?!

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Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Like on May 13 or so?!


Close. Or enclose.

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sconce
PRONUNCIATION: (skons)
MEANING: noun:
1. An ornamental bracket for holding candles or lights.
2. The head or skull.
3. Sense or wit.
4. A small fort or defensive earthwork to defend a bridge, castle-gate, etc.
ETYMOLOGY:
For 1: From Latin abscondere (to conceal). Earliest documented use: 1392.
For 2, 3: Of uncertain origin. Earliest documented use: 1567.
For 4: From Dutch schans (entrenchment). Earliest documented use: 1587. ______________________________________

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SCONCED - a sense of wit once heard best forgotten.

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SCONCEL A bit of advice once heard, best forgotten.


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SCOINCE -- pronounced SOY-ince -- a Cockney's explanation of what goes on at the Royal Society in London

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mortify
PRONUNCIATION: (MOR-tuh-fy)
MEANING:
verb tr.:
1. To humiliate, shame, or embarrass.
2. To discipline (one's body) by self-denial, self-inflicted suffering, etc.
verb intr.:
1. To endure self-denial, self-inflicted pain, etc.
2. To become gangrened or necrosed.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin mortificare (to kill). Ultimately from the Indo-European root mer- (to rub away or to harm) that is also the source of morse, premorse, mordant, morbid, mortal, mortgage, nightmare, amaranth, and ambrosia. Earliest documented use: 1382.
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MOOTIFY - to use the Media to establish a public pretrial mindset to get damning evidence declared moot.

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fortify- who? what? a real word?


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MOSTIFY - the superlative form of the comparative MORTIFY

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