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Re: Tuesday's word INTRANSIGENT [Re: Tromboniator] #213968
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INTRANSITENT A Tolkien creature on his way from Fangorn to Isengard.

Re: Tuesday's word INTRANSIGENT [Re: Tromboniator] #213972
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----please, draw me a sheep----
Wed Word : potentate [Re: Tromboniator] #213975
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potentate

PRONUNCIATION: (POH-ten-tayt)
MEANING:
noun: One having great power, especially an autocratic person.
ETYMOLOGY:
Via French, from Latin posse (to be able). Ultimately from the Indo-European root poti- (powerful, lord), which is also the source of power, potent, possess, pasha, compossible, impuissance, and puissant. Earliest documented use: 1475.
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POTENTGATE - any scandal involving a powerful leader,
such as the scandal that gave us the euphemism "a monica lewinski".


Re: Wed Word : potentate [Re: jenny jenny] #213977
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PODENTATE - to have no money left after the Dentist finishes with you (but at
least you still have your teeth!)


Re: Wed Word : potentate [Re: wofahulicodoc] #213978
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POTENTAGE long ago, alas.
POTENTALE favorite quaff down at Alice's Champagne Palace.
POTENTAT to make very strong lace.

The word of the day before Friday SOPHIST [Re: Tromboniator] #213979
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sophist
(SOF-ist)
MEANING:
noun: One who makes clever, but unsound arguments.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin sophista, from Greek sophistes (sage), from sophos (clever). Earliest documented use: 1542. In ancient Greece, Sophists were philosophers and teachers known for their subtle, but fallacious reasoning.
USAGE:
"But this day Mansoor had turned five, and Ma used a sophist's argument to call for a celebration."
M.G. Vassanji; The Assassin's Song; Doubleday; 2007.

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SOPHISTA- a sophist with latinate pretensions.

History lesson [Re: jenny jenny] #213980
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SOPHIET - with "Former..." and "...Union", a rough coalition of Communist countries, from the early to the late 20th Century.

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"Sophiet" Brilliant! The best of novian words needed to succinctly describe a particuliar geo-situation in time.

Friday: SOLICITOUS to some. To some efficient. [Re: jenny jenny] #213985
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solicitous

PRONUNCIATION: (suh-LIS-i-tuhs)
MEANING:
adjective:
1. Full of concern.
2. Eager.
3. Meticulous.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin sollus (whole). Ultimately from the Indo-European root sol- (whole), which brought us solid, salute, save, salvo, soldier, catholicity, salutary, and salubrious. Earliest documented use: 1563.
USAGE:
"The staff is solicitous of its core customer; efficient with others."
Alexandra Jacobs; Dennis Basso's New Shop; The New York Times; Dec 12, 2013.
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POLICITOUS - what a polictian is really being when he is being salicitous to us.


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SOLICITOYS - turn them on and they ask you for money (compare SOLICITOTS - nursery school kids sent out to raise money from the neighbors)

On an analogous vein: SOPLICITOUS - fawning behavior, except they're is lying to you

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