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SAMARITAN

PRONUNCIATION: (suh-MAIR-i-tn)

MEANING: noun: A person who voluntarily helps others in distress.
Also used as: good Samaritan.

ETYMOLOGY: From the parable of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:30-37 in the New Testament where a Samaritan stopped to help a man who had been injured and robbed, while others passed by. The word Samaritan is from Latin Samaritanus (a resident of Samaria), ultimately from Greek Samareia, Samaria. Earliest documented use: 1000.

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SAMARIAN - one who gives recapitulations of what has gone before

SAMOARIAN - a devotee of a confection made from toasted marshmallows, chocolate, and Graham crackers (see recipe)

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EXORDIUM

PRONUNCIATION: (ig/eg-ZOR-dee-uhm, ik-SOR-)

MEANING: noun: The beginning or introductory part of anything, especially of a discourse, treatise, etc.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin ex- (out, from) + ordiri (to begin). Earliest documented use: 1531.

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EXORCIUM - the expulsion of demons

EXFORDIUM - just can't spend that kind of money on it any more...

EXORADIUM - the "skin" of radium that accumulates on the outside of pellets of Uranium as they slowly undergo radioactive decay

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TEXORDIUM-Texans denying there are 49 other states.


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EXODIUM 1.Detestation of one's former partner. 2. On the other hand, maybe (s)he's not so bad after all.

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RECRUDESCENCE

PRONUNCIATION: (ree-kroo-DES-uhns)

MEANING: noun: A renewed activity after a period of dormancy.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin recrudescere (to become raw again), from re- (again) + crudescere (to get worse), from crudus (raw). Earliest documented use: 1665.

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REBRUDESCENCE - Eau de Twice-Perked Coffee

RECRUDESCENE - about that gross part of the movie

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RECRUDESCIENCE Concerning the inclusion of opinion and sloppy technique in the research data.

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Just a cotton-pickin' minute, McGPS, this don't look like the Coachella Valley to me!

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OPPROBRIUM

PRONUNCIATION: (uh-PRO-bree-uhm)

MEANING: noun:
1. Strong criticism.
2. Public disgrace

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin opprobrium (reproach), from ob- (against) + probrum (infamy, reproach). Ultimately from the Indo-European root bher- (to carry), which also gave us bear, birth, barrow, burden, fertile, transfer, offer, suffer, euphoria, and metaphor. Earliest documented use: 1656.
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COPPROBRIUM - what's going on in Ferguson, MO these days

OPPROBARIUM - in favor of GI X-ray studies with contrast material

COPPR O'BRIUM - one member of the Dublin police force

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COMPORTMENT

PRONUNCIATION: (kuhm-PORT-muhnt)

MEANING: noun: Behavior; demeanor; bearing.

ETYMOLOGY: From French comportement (behavior), from comporter (to bear), from Latin comportare (to transport), from com- (with) + portare (to carry). Ultimately from the Indo-European root per- (to lead, pass over), which also gave us support, petroleum, sport, passport, colporteur, rapporteur, deportment, Swedish fartlek, Norwegian fjord, and Sanskrit parvat (mountain). Earliest documented use: 1605.
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COMPORTMEN - those who would teach you how to behave in polite society; style coaches

OOMPORTMENT - carrying yourslf like a brass band

COMPOSTMENT - the manufacture of organic fertilizer

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COMPOTMENT a small enclosure or recess in a larger structure, often covered by a door or lid, in which to secure marijuana.

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