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ASCESIS

PRONUNCIATION: (uh-SEES-is)

MEANING: noun: The practice of severe self-discipline or self-control. Also spelled as askesis.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek askesis (exercise or training), from askein (to exercise or work). Earliest documented use: 1873.

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ASCESS - availability for the orthographically challenged

ASCRESIS - 1. needs ironing; 2. how rich is he?

ASCENSIS - the population is going up

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SENARY

PRONUNCIATION: (SEN-uh-ree)

MEANING: adjective:
1. Relating to the number six.
2. Having sixth rank.
3. Having six parts or things.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin senarius (consisting of six). Ultimately from the Indo-European root s(w)eks (six), which also gave us semester, siesta, and Sistine (named after Pope Sixtus IV). Earliest documented use: 1661

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SENARMY - Who are all those guys marching this way with swords and armor?

SENALY - what you'll need at your side to help you fight them off

SEA NARY - where and when you'll find me in my fresh-water boat

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ARENICOLOUS

PRONUNCIATION: (ar-uh-NIK-uh-luhs)

MEANING: adjective: Living, growing, or burrowing in sand.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin harena/arena (sand) + colere (to inhabit). Earliest documented use: 1851.

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ARENICOLONS - the lower intestines of people who ingest too much sand

DARENICOLOUS - to defy Santa Claus

ARSENICOLOUS - having eaten small doses of poison often enough to become tolerant of it

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PREGUSTATOR

PRONUNCIATION: (pri-guh-STAY-tuhr)

MEANING: noun: A person whose job is to taste food or drink before it’s served.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin pre- (before) + gustare (to taste). Ultimately from the Indo-European root geus- (to taste or choose), which also gave us choice, choose, gusto, ragout, and disgust. Earliest documented use: 1670.

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PREGUSTAMOR - Love At Sea, until the wind hits

PREGUESTATOR - the one who cleans the house before the party starts

PYREGUSTATOR - person who arranges the fiery public celebration of a death

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PREBUSTATOR – The spud one eats just before leaving for school.

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Good. I would have come up with "plastic surgeon's assessment prior to augmentation mammoplasty" or something; yours is more complete..

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You just have to get out more. grin

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ULTRACREPIDARIAN

PRONUNCIATION: (uhl-truh-krep-i-DAYR-ee-uhn)

MEANING: adjective: Giving opinions beyond one’s area of expertise.
noun: One who gives opinions beyond one’s area of expertise.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin ultra (beyond) + crepidarius (shoemaker), from crepida (sandal). Earliest documented use: 1819.

NOTES: The story goes that in ancient Greece there was a renowned painter named Apelles who used to display his paintings and hide behind them to listen to the comments. Once a cobbler pointed out that the sole of the shoe was not painted correctly. Apelles fixed it and encouraged by this the cobbler began offering comments about other parts of the painting. At this point the painter cut him off with “Ne sutor ultra crepidam” meaning “Shoemaker, not above the sandal” or one should stick to one’s area of expertise.

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ULTRACREPITARIAN - old and crinkly

YULTRACREPIDARIAN - the shoes worn by the King of Siam

ULTRACREEPIDARIAN - New York City rush-hour traffic

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And why, if I may be so bold, is the Greek painter of the story speaking to the Greek cobbler in Latin?

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MYTHOMANE

PRONUNCIATION: (MITH-uh-mayn)

MEANING:
noun: One having a tendency to exaggerate or lie.
adjective: Having a tendency to exaggerate or lie.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek mythos (myth) + -mania (excessive enthusiasm or craze). Earliest documented use: 1954.

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MYTHOMiNE - a lisper's love song to his girlfriend

MYTHOMAINE - any of several Tall Stories about a stereotypical taciturn, sardonic, dry-humored inhabitant of the North-Eeasternmost U.S. state. Typical of the genre is
-- Texan, tryng to impress visiting Maine resident: My ranch is...well, let's just say I can get in my truck and drive all day, and all night, and all the next day, and still be on my own land.
-- Our Hero: Ayup. I used to have a truck like that, too.


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MYTHOMALE - 1. Mine's bigger. 2. I'm smarter than she is.

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