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Start with plutarchy [Re: wofahulicodoc] #217019
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PLUTARCHY

PRONUNCIATION:
(PLOO-tahr-kee)

MEANING:
noun: 1. Rule by the wealthy. 2. A wealthy ruling class.

ETYMOLOGY:
The Greek biographer Plutarch (c. 46-120 CE) has no connection with this word. Rather, it's Ploutos, the god of riches in Greek mythology. The word (and its synonym plutocracy and the word plutolatry) are derived from Greek pluto- (wealth) + archos (ruler), from arkhein (to rule). Earliest documented use: 1643.

USAGE:
"Boston's upper crust made sure that they had an unfair advantage over their less fortunate neighbors, an advantage intended to perpetuate plutarchy and a socially stratified society."
Keith Krawczynski; Daily Life in the Colonial City; Greenwood; 2012.
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PLUTOITCHY - a dog with flees.

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Hey Bazr, the established protocol of the plutoarchy here is to make a single letter change so as to effect another meaning. As in U to O as below...

PLOTARCHY - the plot of the anuarchy here to make this game more challenging and fun. smile

No, we're not all Republicans, but still... [Re: jenny jenny] #217023
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PLUS-ARCHY - government on the misguided principle that More is better

Re: No, we're not all Republicans, but still... [Re: wofahulicodoc] #217027
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PLUTARCH - a historian, philosopher, poet, and member of the first Republican Tea Party of the First Century AD. (see qoute below)

The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits.
--- Plutarch

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GLUTARCHY Government by those who do nothing but sit.

Re: Start with plutarchy [Re: jenny jenny] #217033
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Originally Posted By: jenny jenny

Hey Bazr, the established protocol of the plutoarchy here is to make a single letter change so as to effect another meaning. As in U to O as below...

PLOTARCHY - the plot of the anuarchy here to make this game more challenging and fun. smile


Thanks Jenny Jenny. Learning as I go.


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Start at reproof [Re: wofahulicodoc] #217042
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reproof

PRONUNCIATION:
(ri-PROOF)

MEANING:
noun: Disapproval; blame.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Old French reprover (to criticize), from Latin reprobare (to disapprove), from re- (opposite) + probare (to approve), from probus (good). Earliest documented use: 1375.

USAGE:
"The nuns have continued to insist on their right to debate and challenge church teaching, which has resulted in the Vatican's reproof."
Laurie Goodstein; Nuns Weigh Response to Scathing Vatican Rebuke; The New York Times; Jul 29, 2012.

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RIPROOF - when your tent is damaged in a gale.


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Now Bazro, I don't mean you no reproof. But you'd best move out of that flimsy tent and get you a nice sturdy doublewide. Then when the next gale visits, you won't have to... (drop p)

REROOF - to put up a new roof where your old roof used to stay

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REPROF - Tenure or no tenure, that guy is senile and has to go or there'll be no students at all

Re: Start at reproof [Re: wofahulicodoc] #217048
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RE POOF ! - to fail to blow out all the birthday candles on the first try and yet be given another chance

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