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Tromboniator #218777 10/09/14 02:49 AM
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VIRULENT

PRONUNCIATION: (VIR-yuh-luhnt, -uh-)

MEANING: adjective
1. Bitterly hostile.
2. Highly infective.
3. Extremely dangerous.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin virus (poison). Earliest documented use: 1400.
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[Are we sure? I thought it had something to do with vir, meaning "man," as in "virile".}
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VIRUSENT - a sub-cellular microorganism afflicting Tolkien's tree creatures

MIRULENT - that Russian Space Station I borrowed from you a while back

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CONVIVIAL

PRONUNCIATION: (kuhn-VIV-ee-uhl)

MEANING: adjective: Friendly; sociable; cheerful; jovial.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin convivium (feast), from con- (with) + vivere (to live). Earliest documented use: 1669.

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CONNIVIAL - sneaky, underhanded, scheming

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ORGULOUS

PRONUNCIATION: (OR-gyuh-luhs)

MEANING: adjective: Haughty.

ETYMOLOGY: From Old French orguill (pride). Earliest documented use: 1275.

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OREGULOUS - a pizza with too much herb sprinkled on it

ORGULOTUS - the pride of Yoga

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Greek-mythology-derived words? This is going to be one tough week!

ODYSSEY

PRONUNCIATION: (AH-duh-see)

MEANING: noun: A long eventful journey or experience.

ETYMOLOGY: After Odysseus, whose 10-year wandering after the fall of Troy is described in Homer's epic poem, the Odyssey. Earliest documented use: 1886.

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CODYSSEY - Buffalo Bill wandered around the Old West for ten eventful years before reaching home

ODYSSKY - half Irish, half Polish

GODYSSEY - like a female deity; compare ODYSSHEY

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ODDYSSEY – 1. A long peculiar journey.
2. A journey that is uneventful at stops two, four, six, eight,…

OLDYSSEY – Same endless sh**, different day.

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Good to have you along, T - it's hard for one person to keep this up all by hisself.

I liked the onethreefiveyssey !

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CIMMERIAN

PRONUNCIATION: (si-MIR-ee-uhn)

MEANING: adjective: Very dark or gloomy.

ETYMOLOGY: After Cimmerians, a mythical people described in Homer's Odyssey, who lived in perpetual darkness at the entrance of Hades. The historical Cimmerians, who lived in Crimea, were unrelated. Earliest documented use: 1594.

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C-IMMERSIAN - a believer that the only valid baptism is in the ocean

CIMMELIANS - a mythical people who changed their skin color to blend in perfectly with their surroundings (pronounced with a hard C)

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I've been been otherwise busy, with rehearsals and performances of Les Misérables for the past several weeks, one more rehearsal and four more performances this week. Hope to be more active here again.

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Fun! Vive les gendarmes!
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NARCISSIST

PRONUNCIATION: (NAHR-si-sist)

MEANING: noun: Someone with excessive self-interest or self-love.

ETYMOLOGY: In Greek mythology, Narcissus was a hunter and a young man of exceptional beauty. He spurned the nymph Echo. One day he saw his reflection in water and fell in love with himself. Not realizing it was himself and unable to leave, he eventually died. Earliest documented use: 1917.

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NARCASSIST - a spy planted by the DEA

ANARCISSIST - someone who wants to topple the government, so there'll be no interference with his right to gaze raptly at his reflection in the water

NARCINSIST - now you see why they call him "pusher"

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ATLAS

PRONUNCIATION: (AT-luhs)

MEANING: noun:
1. A person who supports a great burden.
2. A book of maps, charts, tables, plates, etc.
3. The top vertebra of the backbone, which supports the skull.
4. A size of drawing paper 26x33 or 26x34 inches.
5. An architectural column in the shape of a man. (Plural: atlantes. Another word for this is telamon. The female equivalent is caryatid.)

ETYMOLOGY: After Atlas, a Titan in Greek mythology, who was condemned by Zeus to support the heavens. A book of maps is called an atlas because early books of this kind depicted Atlas on the cover holding the earth on his shoulders. Earliest documented use: 1589.

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ANTLAS - a deer's horns, as described by a Bostonian

ATTAS - a quadripedal fighting machine, designed by a dyslexic Star Wars illustrator

ATLA - where my flight to Hollywood is arriving (see also ATLAX)

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ALLAS - EVERYTHING sucks.
ATLAB - Finally, test results.

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