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Would have made studying one semester of
Philosophy a lot easier: great idea.


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QUINARY

PRONUNCIATION: (KWY-nuh-ree)

MEANING: adjective:
1. Relating to five.
2. Fifth in a series.
3. Having five things or arranged in five.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin quinarius (containing five), from quini (five each), from quinque (five). Earliest documented use: 1598. If you have ever wondered what comes after primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary, here's your answer.

[Compare binary, ternary, quaternary]

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QINARY

PRONUNCIATION: KEE-nuh-ree (rhymes with GREENERY)

MEANING: adjective:
1. embodying the ancient Chinese natural energy flow

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QUINARE -opposite of quinain't


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QUINDARY A predicament with five equally unacceptable ways out.

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QUONARY - a quid with no quo.

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...[like] all three of 'em !

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manumit

PRONUNCIATION: (man-yuh-MIT)
MEANING:
verb tr.: To free from slavery.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin manus (hand) + mittere (to let go). Ultimately from the Indo-European root man- (hand), which also gave us manual, manage, maintain, manicure, maneuver, manufacture, manuscript, command, manure, manque, legerdemain, and mortmain. Earliest documented use: 1455.
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MANUNIT - to manumit a man from slavery then put him in a totalitarian state is to turn a slave with hope into to a hopeless manunit.


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MANUMIT

PRONUNCIATION: (man-yuh-MIT)

MEANING: verb tr.: To free from slavery.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin manus (hand) + mittere (to let go). Ultimately from the Indo-European root man- (hand), which also gave us manual, manage, maintain, manicure, maneuver, manufacture, manuscript, command, manure, manque, legerdemain, and mortmain. Earliest documented use: 1455.

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MRNUMIT - the painless pediatric dentist's Novocaine

(pronouced "Mister-Numb-it")


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chiral

PRONUNCIATION: (KY-ruhl)
MEANING:
adjective: Not superimposable on its mirror image.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek cheir (hand). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ghes- (hand), which also gave us cheiromancy/chiromancy (palmistry), surgeon (literally, one who works with hands), and enchiridion (handbook). Earliest documented use: 1894.
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CHAIRAL - to sit on your hands

USAGE: Damnit Doc, don't sit your butt on your hands. You will be late with your posts and you will never be fit, and you will forever be, as I said, late and chairal.

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CO-HIRAL - job-sharing

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