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A FORTIORI

PRONUNCIATION: (ah fort-tee-OR-ee, ay-for-shee-OR-eye)

MEANING: adverb: For an even stronger reason; even more so.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin, literally, from the stronger. Earliest documented use: 1569.

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A. FORTISORI - coming from the pen of a former Supreme Court Justice

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VERILY

PRONUNCIATION: (VER-uh-lee)

MEANING: adverb: In truth, indeed, truly, certainly.

ETYMOLOGY: From Middle English verraily, from verrai/verray (very), from Old French verai (true), from vulgar Latin veracus, from Latin verax (truthful). Earliest documented use: 1303.

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VEERILY - how a drunk drives

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PERCHANCE

PRONUNCIATION: (puhr-CHANS)

MEANING: adverb: Perhaps; maybe.

ETYMOLOGY: From Old French par cheance (by chance), from Latin per (by, through) + cadentia (fall), from cadere (to fall). Ultimately from the Indo-European root kad- (to fall), which is also the source of cadence, cascade, casualty, cadaver, chance, chute, accident, occident, decay, recidivism, and casuistry. Earliest documented use: 1350.

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PURCHANCE - buying power

PEERCHANCE - the American jury system

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Purrchance- ambiguous message from your cat.

Pierchance- "To take a walk and forget where you started from." (A walking cliché that ends with a preposition.)

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Hi, May, and welcome!

To all - forgive my sloppily typed heading - it's supposed to be "PERCH-ANCE: tendency to roost"

blush (that means "My face is red")

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Mayhappenstance // I was curious, yet didn't make the connection.(Chanticleer, ;))

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LIEF

PRONUNCIATION: (leef)

MEANING:
adverb: Willingly; gladly; readily.
adjective: 1. Dear, beloved. 2. Willing.

ETYMOLOGY: From Old English leof (dear). Ultimately from the Indo-European root leubh- (to love or to care), which also gave us love, belief, and leave (permission). Earliest documented use: 897.

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IIEF - Institute of Industrial Electronics Engineering [IIEE], The Next Generation

LIEA - my dyslexic Star Wars heroine (not to be confused with my dyslexic spouse, or WIEF)

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FISSIPAROUS

PRONUNCIATION: (fi-SIP-uh-ruhs)

MEANING: adjective:
1. Tending to break into parts.
2. Reproducing by biological fission.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin fissi- (cleft) + -parous (bearing, producing). Earliest documented use: 1835.
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MISSIPAROUS - giving rise to a great river

FISHIPAROUS - Latin for "icthyogenetic"

FISSIPOROUS - full of cracks, and water goes right through it, too

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TELEOLOGY

PRONUNCIATION: (tel-ee-OL-uh-jee)

MEANING: noun:
1. The belief or the study of design or purpose in nature.
2. Such design or purpose.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek tele- (far, end) + -logy (study). Earliest documented use: 1742.
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TEEOLOGY - (golf) how to pick just the right ball support for your drive

TELEPOLOGY - an expression of regret offered after you're far enough away to escape retaliation

TELEOLOGE - the nosebleed seats in a truly gigantic theater

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XEROPHILOUS

PRONUNCIATION: (zee-ROF-uh-luhs)

MEANING: adjective: Adapted to a very dry or desert environment.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek xero- (dry) + -philous (liking). Earliest documented use: 1863.

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XEROPILOUS - having dry hair

NEROPHILOUS - fond of overweight, precise, word-loving detectives

ZEROPHILOUS - doesn't like anything

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