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REPLETION

PRONUNCIATION: (ri-PLEE-shuhn)

MEANING: noun: The condition of being completely filled or satisfied.

ETYMOLOGY: Via French, from Latin replere, from re- (back, again) + plere (to fill), from plenus (full). Earliest documented use: 1398.

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PREPLETION -- what a good waiter does by pouring more into your glass just before you ask for it

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DEPLETION - the drain of spirit which occurs when a Culture choses excessive order over reason. Example: Nazi Germany.
REPLETION - the renewal of the human spirit after all Communist pinkos have been thrown out and freedom once again becomes enow.

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PONDEROUS

PRONUNCIATION: (PON-duhr-uhs)

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Having great weight.
2. Awkward or unwieldy.
3. Dull or laborious.

ETYMOLOGY:
Via French, from Latin ponderare (to ponder, weigh). Ultimately from the Indo-European root (s)pen- (to draw, to spin), which is also the source of pendulum, spider, pound, pansy, pendant, ponder, appendix, depend, spontaneous, perpend, vilipend, filipendulous, and equipoise. Earliest documented use: 1400.

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PANDEROUS - a quality universally possessed by politicians

PONDERONUS - weighty obligations

PONDEROPUS - I wonder what that penguin meant?

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PonderR'us - a gym chain for heavyweight lifters

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QUONDAM

PRONUNCIATION: (KWON-duhm)

MEANING: adjective: Former; onetime.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin quondam (formerly). Earliest documented use: 1535.

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QUONDAY - in old calendars, an unidentified day near the beginning of the week

(not to be ocnfused with
QUONDAE - the ice cream treat I just finished eating)

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QUONDAMN adj - belonging to bad times long past ex: a quondamn lover.

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QUONSAM A itty- bitty quonset.


----please, draw me a sheep----
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QUONDIM fading of old memories.

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INIMICAL

PRONUNCIATION: (i-NIM-i-kuhl)

MEANING: adjective: 1. Harmful. 2. Unfriendly.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin in- (not) + amicus (friend). A few other words that share the same root are: amigo, amity, enemy, amicable, and amicus curiae. Earliest documented use: 1645.

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MINIMICAL - not very funny...

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That is because you are an intellectual giant and to average folks your jokes are

INTIMICAL - a smug manner that is intimidating to others so much as to their not wanting to engage you in casual conversation.

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