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#214377 - 03/04/14 05:09 AM Re: Get up! Now is Monday. Go and GALLIVANT. [Re: Tromboniator]  
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Arrrg. Can't edit.

#214381 - 03/04/14 03:07 PM If all fails...VITUPERATE! [Re: Tromboniator]  
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vituperate

PRONUNCIATION: (vy-TOO-puh-rayt, -TYOO-, vi-)
MEANING:
verb tr., intr.: To use harsh or abusive language.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin vituperare (to blame), from vitium (fault) + parare (to make or prepare). Earliest documented use: 1542.
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BITUPERATE - to loudly curse someone in two languages.
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The THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. -Elie Wiesel, writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1928)

#214382 - 03/04/14 04:49 PM Re: If all fails...VITUPERATE! [Re: jenny jenny]  
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VICTUPERATE - to dis someone you have just defeated

#214388 - 03/05/14 04:08 PM You Snooze You Lose: SCRUTATE [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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scrutate

PRONUNCIATION: (SKRU-tayt)

MEANING: verb tr.: To investigate.

ETYMOLOGY:
rom Latin scrutari (to examine). Earliest documented use: 1882.
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SCRULATE - To investigate after the fact.

Example: Late Christmas morning a farm boy jumped from his bed and ran to see what good Santa had brought. He finds that his Christmas stocking is filled with horse dung.
"I told you to get up early," his father said,"Santa brought you a nice pony but it ran away".

#214393 - 03/05/14 07:50 PM today's word is far from inscrutable [Re: jenny jenny]  
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SCRUBATE - the motion used to put the worm on the hook.

alternative:

SERUTATE - like the advertised cure for constipation

#214395 - 03/06/14 02:15 AM I'll bite. How close to inscrutable was it? [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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SCRUMATE - the mate with whom your arm is hooked when you scrum.

#214397 - 03/06/14 01:49 PM Re: I'll bite. How close to inscrutable was it? [Re: jenny jenny]  
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distend

PRONUNCIATION: (di-STEND)
MEANING:
verb tr., intr.: To swell, inflate, or extend.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin dis- (away, apart) + tendere (to stretch). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ten- (to stretch), which is also the source of tense, tenet, tendon, tent, tenor, tender, pretend, extend, tenure, tetanus, hypotenuse, tenable, tenuous, extenuate, countenance, pertinacious, and detente. Earliest documented use: 1400
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LISTEND - List, ending

#214398 - 03/06/14 02:13 PM I can see clearly now [Re: jenny jenny]  
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MISTEND - when the sun breaks through
(compare DUSTEND - when it finally rains)


#214400 - 03/06/14 07:16 PM Here comes the Sun [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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Awake, Great Star! What would thy Glory be if you had not those upon whom you shine?

DISTREND - to detach one's belief system from trendy thoughts.

For example: The last sixteen years of Global Warming hasn't warmed the World to my satisfaction.

#214408 - 03/07/14 12:44 PM O' Happy Day (O' happy day) [Re: jenny jenny]  
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manducate

PRONUNCIATION: (MAN-joo-kayt)


MEANING:
verb tr.: To chew or eat.


ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin mandere (to chew). Ultimately from the Indo-European root menth- (to chew), which also gave us masticate, mandible, and manger. Earliest documented use: 1623.
USAGE:
"Flem literally manducates, chewing over his surroundings."
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MANDULATE - the ability to pick and strum a mandolin while keeping time time time chewing Juicy Fruit Chewing Gum.

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