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IMMEDIMENTA Right now, and I'm not kidding!

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IMPERIMENTA - you MUST think thusly

IMPEDIRENTA - You thought you could lease this apartment? Sorry, no Irish need apply

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SPLEEN

PRONUNCIATION: (spleen)

MEANING: noun:
1. An abdominal organ serving to clean blood.
2. Bad temper.

ETYMOLOGY: From French esplen, from Latin splen, from Greek splen. Earliest documented use: 1300.

NOTES: In earlier times it was believed that four humors controlled human behavior and an imbalance resulted in disease. According to this thinking, an excess of black bile secreted by the spleen resulted in melancholy or ill humor. Also, spleen was considered to be the seat of emotions. To vent one's spleen was to vent one's anger.
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an excess of black bile...resulted in melancholy

An interesting thought, that, since "melancholy" is exactly the Greek translation of "black bile:" melan- as in melanin or melanoma, and chole- as in cholecystitis = bile-sac-inflammation, i.e. of the gall bladder, which stores bile. Too much bile was also thought to cause cholera.
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SCLEEN - Arright, you can stop scrubbing it now

SPLAEN, pronounced "splane" -
1. verb: to make clear, as in "You don't have to splaen it to me any more..."
2. adjective: clear, as in "...It's splaen as day now!"

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MANSUETUDE

PRONUNCIATION: (MAN-swi-tood, -tyood)

MEANING: noun: Gentleness; meekness.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin mansuescere (to make tame: to accustom to handling), from manus (hand) + suescere (to become accustomed). Ultimately from the Indo-European root man- (hand), which is also the source of manual, manage, maintain, manicure, maneuver, manufacture, manuscript, command, manque, amanuensis, legerdemain, and mortmain

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MARSUETUDE - oxymoron: a meek god of war

MANSUEDUDE - one guy takes another guy to court

MANSETUDE - it's not just a house, it's a whole estate

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MANSUETUBE=death-defying slide in a water park

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JUGGERNAUT

PRONUNCIATION: (JUG-uhr-not)

MEANING: noun:
1. Anything requiring blind sacrifice.
2. A massive relentless force, person, institution, etc. that crushes everything in its path.

ETYMOLOGY: From Hindi jagannath (one of the titles Krishna, a Hindu god, has), from Sanskrit jagannath, from jagat (world) + nath (lord). A procession of Jagannath takes place each year at Puri, India. Devotees pull a huge cart carrying the deity. Some have been accidentally crushed under the wheels (or are said to have thrown themselves under them). Earliest documented use: 1638.

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JUGGLERNAUT - an entertainer who throws Indian clubs into the air and catches them again, all the while riding on a surfboard

JUGGERNUT - a fantastically devoted wind instrument player from the Ozarks

JUDGERNAUT - Prithee, do not impose your values upon that woman; she is not worthless.

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HUGGERNAUT - Fervid marine environmentalist, sometimes called a kelp-hugger.

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KLATSCH

PRONUNCIATION: (klach, klahch)

MEANING: noun: A casual gathering of people for conversation, etc.

ETYMOLOGY: From German Klatsch (gossip). Earliest documented use: 1953. Also see kaffeeklatsch.

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KLEATSCH - worn on your shoes for better traction, after your teeth are knocked out

KLUTSCH - what you use to shift gears when you drive for the Keystone Kops

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ONEIRIC

PRONUNCIATION: (oh-NY-rik)

MEANING: adjective: Of or relating to dreams; dreamy.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek oneiros (dream). Earliest documented use: 1859.

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ONEILIC - like the guy who wrote Long Day's Journey Into Night and other plays

ONEIDIC - pertaining to a New York Indian tribe, part of the Iroquois confederacy (or Kanonsionni in their own language)

ONEIRIS - a very small Spring garden


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UNEIRIC having nothing to do with the ancestral home of the guy who wrote Long Day's Journey Into Night.

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