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APOPLECTIC

PRONUNCIATION: (ap-uh-PLEK-tik)

MEANING: adjective:
1. Extremely angry.
2. Relating to or affected by apoplexy (stroke).

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin apoplecticus, from Greek apoplektikos (relating to a stroke), from apoplessein (to disable by a stroke). Ultimately from the Indo-European root plak- (to strike), which also gave us plague, plankton, fling, and complain. Earliest documented use: 1625.

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APPLECTIC - can't read the instructions on my little downloaded smartphone program

MAPOPLECTIC - @#$%^"# navigation program directed me straight into a swamp!

AMPOPLECTIC - all of a sudden the power went out

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APOPELECTIC when a pope can't make a decision.


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Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8
APOPELECTIC when a pope can't make a decision.


APOPELECTIC - interregnum at the Vatican ?

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Could definitely apply

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JAUNDICED

PRONUNCIATION: (JAHN-dist)

MEANING: adjective:
1. Exhibiting prejudice from envy or resentment.
2. Having jaundice: a disease that makes the skin, white of the eyes, etc., to be yellow, caused by an increase of bile pigments in the blood.

ETYMOLOGY: from Old French jaunice (yellowness), from jaune (yellow), from Latin galbinus (yellowish), from galbus (yellow). Earliest documented use: 1640.
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FAUNDICED - showing the symptoms of a Pandemic

JAUNDICTED - subjected to inflammatory discussion by a yellow journalist

JAUNEDICED - cut into tiny little yellow cubes, viz.


(Well,sorta. Do you like this one better?)

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FAUNDICID(E) - murder of a faun
(please excuse extra letter)


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METASTASIZE

PRONUNCIATION: (muh-TAS-tuh-syz)

MEANING: verb intr.
1. To spread or escalate in an undesirable manner.
2. (Of a cancer) To spread to other parts of the body.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin metastasis (transition), from Greek methistanai (to change), from meta- (beyond) + histanai (to set). Earliest documented use: 1907.

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METASTASEIZE - Colonialism gone wild

METESTASIZE - I should try one on and see how it fits (pron. "me-test-a-size")

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SCABROUS

PRONUNCIATION: (SKAB-ruhs)

MEANING: adjective:
1. Rough: having small raised dots or scales.
2. Salacious.
3. Difficult to deal with; knotty.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin scaber (rough). Earliest documented use: 1585

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SCARBROUS - a fair source of parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme

CABROUS - Ubereal

SABROUS - like a dance popularized by Aram Katchaturian in his Gayne Ballet *

*Edit: These days they seem to prefer it be spelled "Khachaturian." Sigh.


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NIMROD

PRONUNCIATION: (NIM-rod)

MEANING: noun:
1. A stupid person.
2. A hunter.

ETYMOLOGY: In the Bible, Nimrod was a hunter and Noah’s great-grandson. It’s not clear how the sense of the word transferred from a hunter to a stupid person, but the new sense was popularized in the Bugs Bunny cartoons when Bugs Bunny called rabbit-hunting Elmer Fudd as “Poor little Nimrod”. Earliest documented use for sense 1: 1933, for sense 2: 1623. Even earlier, the first recorded use in English is from 1548, in a now-obsolete sense as a tyrant.

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NIMROAD - what you drive on to visit the rats (well, I suppose technically there should be an H in it, too )

AIMROD - a sighting device to assist in pointing a moderately large telescope at its desired target

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