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MAMARINE – What you might become after a stint at Paparris Island.

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PLATONIC

PRONUNCIATION: (pluh-TON-ik, play-)

MEANING: adjective:
1. Relating to Plato or his ideas.
2. Relating to a love free of sensual desire.
3. Confined to words or theories, and not leading to action.

ETYMOLOGY: After Greek philosopher Plato (c. 400 BCE). Earliest documented use: 1533.

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PELATONIC - undistinguished, lost amidst the throngs of the mediocre; see pelaton as used by bicyclists

PLUTONIC - the ultimate loss of status, as in being demoted from the smallest and slowest and coldest of a set of nine, to being thrown out of the group entirely...

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Originally Posted By: Tromboniator
MAMARINE – What you might become after a stint at Paparris Island.

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oughta be a way of working "paparazzi" in there too, somehow...

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TONTINE

PRONUNCIATION: (TON-teen, ton-TEEN)

MEANING: noun: A form of investment in which participants pool their money into a common fund and receive an annuity. Each person's share increases as members die until the last survivor takes the whole.

ETYMOLOGY: From French tontine. Named after Lorenzo Tonti, a Neapolitan banker, who started the scheme in France. Earliest documented use: 1765.

NOTES: A tontine was also used a way to raise money for the state, often for fighting wars, as the fund went to the crown after the last person died. Crown funding via crowdfunding. As there was a perverse incentive to hasten the demise of other members of a tontine to increase one's share, eventually it was made illegal. Tontine has been used as a plot device in many works of fiction

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TINTINE - a naive whose adventures were chronicled first in French comic strips and more recently a movie. Any wealth she garnered during her escapades went toward the wellbeing of her out-of-wedlock daughter, poignantly described by Victor Hugo

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MALTHUSIAN

PRONUNCIATION: (mal-THOO-zhuhn, -zee-uhn)

MEANING: adjective: Relating to the view that population increases faster than its means of subsistence resulting in disaster, unless population is checked by natural calamities or by people exercising control and having fewer children.

ETYMOLOGY: After economist and clergyman Thomas Robert Malthus (1766-1834), a proponent of this idea. Earliest documented use: 1805.

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MALT-HAUS-IAN - of or pertaining to a Bavarian brewery

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CORDATE

PRONUNCIATION: (KOR-dayt)

MEANING: adjective: Heart-shaped.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin cor (heart). Ultimately from the Indo-European root kerd- (heart), which also gave us cardiac, cordial, courage, record, concord, discord, and accord. Earliest documented use: 1651.

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From the sublime to the ridiculous:

CORDANTE (1) - the theme of The Divine Comedy

CORDARTE - Cupid's Arrow

CORDATA - EKG, echocardiogram, stuff like that

CORDANTE (2) - playing your heart out at the poker table

SCORDATE - So, how'd it go last weekend?

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AMANUENSIS

PRONUNCIATION: (uh-man-yoo-EN-sis)

MEANING: noun: A person employed to take dictation or to copy manuscripts.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin servus a manu (slave at hand[writing]), from manus (hand). Ultimately from the Indo-European root man- (hand), which also gave us manual, manage, maintain, manicure, maneuver, manufacture, manuscript, command, manque, legerdemain, manumit, and mortmain. Earliest documented use: 1619.

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WAMANUENSIS - Would you believe there was a time when the very thought of a female taking dictation or copying manuscripts could be the subject of feeble attempts at humor?!

AMANUNSIS - proud declaration to her sibling, by a pious novice home from the Convent for the first time

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LAMANUENSIS – Tibetan steno.

Yes, time to revisit Archie's archives.

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IMPEDIMENTA

PRONUNCIATION: (im-ped-uh-MEN-tuh)

MEANING: plural noun: Baggage, supplies, or equipment related to an activity or expedition, especially when regarded as slowing one's progress.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin, plural of impedimentum, from impedire (to impede), from im-/in- (in) + ped- (foot). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ped- (foot) which also gave us pedal, podium, octopus, impeach, antipodal, expediency, peccadillo (alluding to a stumble or fall), impeccable, and peccavi. Earliest documented use: 1600.

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IMPADIMENTA – Your apartment is really full of stuff, man.

IMPENIMENTA – Writer's block.


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IMPODIMENTA - over stuffed space capsule.


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