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MYTHOMOLE - The "abominable snowman-like" mole in my back
yard. Must be a gopher. His tracks are virtual mounds of epic
proportions, now frozen and I trip over them.


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LIBERTINE

PRONUNCIATION: (LIB-uhr-teen)

MEANING:
noun: A person who is morally unrestrained.
adjective: Unrestrained by conventions or morality.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin libertinus (freedman), from liber (free). Ultimately from the Indo-European root leudh- (to mount up or grow), which also gave us liberty, livery, and deliver. Earliest documented use: 1384.


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GLIBERTINE - a smooth-talking Don Juan

LIBORTINE - playing fast and loose with currency transactions

LABORTINE - the ultimate status of a pregnant adolescent (compare ABORTINE, a formerly-pregnant adolescent)


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LIMBERTINE A person who is morally unrestrained in any position.

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HOMUNCULUS

PRONUNCIATION: (huh-MUHNG-kyuh-luhs, HO-)

MEANING: noun:
1. A diminutive human being.
2. A fully formed, miniature human being that was earlier believed to be present in a sperm or an egg.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin homunculus (little man), diminutive of ho-mo* (man). Ultimately from the Indo-European root dhghem- (earth), which also gave us allochthonous, autochthonous, chameleonic, chthonic, disinter, and inhume. Earliest documented use: 1656.
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ROMUNCULUS - a tiny model of an Italian city on the Tiber river, small enough to build in a day

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And as an aside - does anyone else find it strange that in Latin, to go from "-US" to "-I" is to change from singular to plural, but in English "US" to "I" changes plural to singular?

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HEMUNCULUS - A miniskirt.

HUMUNCULUS - Vastly, immensely small

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does anyone else find it strange that in Latin, to go from "-US" to "-I" is to change from singular to plural, but in English "US" to "I" changes plural to singular?


Now I do!

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Maybe we should invoke the mathematical-logic concept that "-" means "not". Then we can say that -I means "not I", and -US means "not US", and we've changed singular to plural and vice versa...so the equivalency to Latin is restored.

Or something. wink

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VACUOUS

PRONUNCIATION: (VAK-yoo-uhs)

MEANING: adjective: Lacking ideas or intelligence.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin vacuus (empty). Earliest documented use: 1651.
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VACUONS - subatomic particles with no charge, no spin, no mass, no velocity, no momentum, and taking up no space whatsoever

EVACUOUS - cathartic



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VAPUOUS Full of the effluent of e-cigarettes.

I've tipped my hat to Isaac on many occasions.

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SCURVY

PRONUNCIATION: (SKUHR-vee)

MEANING:
adjective: Mean or contemptible.
noun: A disease caused by vitamin C deficiency, characterized by swollen and bleeding gums, bleeding under the skin, and weakness.

ETYMOLOGY: From Old English scurf, probably from Old Norse. Ultimately from the Indo-European root sker- (cut), which also gave us decorticate, excoriate, hardscrabble, incarnadine, scrobiculate, and caruncle. Earliest documented use: 1529.
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SCURLY - sounding like a bagpipes

SMURVY - like an ever-so-cute blue dwarv

SCURVEY - winding (see also SWURVY)

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STURVY - -following one of the recipes which require you
to stir the concoction every couple of minutes or even 'constantly'.


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