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COMFORTMENT solace in sorrow


----please, draw me a sheep----
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SOLICITUDE

PRONUNCIATION: (suh-LIS-i-tood, -tyood)

MEANING: noun: Care or concern for another.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin sollus (whole), ultimately from the Indo-European root sol- (whole), which brought us solid, salute, save, salvo, soldier, catholicity, salutary, and salubrious + citus, past participle of ciere (to arouse), ultimately from the Indo-European root kei- (to set in motion), which also gave us cinema, kinetic, excite, and resuscitate. Earliest documented use: 1412.

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SOLIDITUDE - impassiveness

SOLICITUNE - the piano-man's job in a bar

SOLICIDUDE - what a hooker does

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FRANKENFOOR

PRONUNCIATION: (FRANG-kuhn-food)

MEANING: noun: Genetically modified food.

ETYMOLOGY: From franken- (genetically modified), alluding to the artificially created Frankenstein’s monster. Earliest documented use: 1992.

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FRANKENFORD - the Edsel, if you were a GM stockholdr

DRANKENFOOD - Jell-o (R) shots (recipe here, if you need it)

FRANKENGOOD - ultra-hip declaration of approval


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PRETERNATURAL

PRONUNCIATION: (pree/pri-tuhr-NACH-uh-ruhl)

MEANING: adjective: Beyond what is natural or normal.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin praeter- (beyond, past) + naturam (nature). Earliest documented use: 1580.

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PREFERNATURAL - no genetically-modified crops for me ! *

PRETERNAURAL - the sound of the beach before the birds arrive

* (but...hasn't every hybrid formed by deliberate cross-pollination been "genetically modified" ? )

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PRETZERNATURAL – and so is the beer!

PETERNATURAL – Tromboniator's name at birth.

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LOGOMANIOAC

PRONUNCIATION: (lo-guh-MAY-nee-ak)

MEANING: noun: One who is obsessively interested in words.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek logo- (word) + -mania (excessive enthusiasm or craze). Earliest documented use: 1870.

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BLOGOMANIAC - (daffynitions WNFR*)

LOGOMINIAC - a person obsessed with short words

LOOMANIAC - Weavers Gone Wild


* = "we never finished reading"

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LOGMANIAC – Paul Bunyan

LOGOMANIOC – Trademark of Tapioca, Inc.

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PARTHENONGENESIS

PRONUNCIATION: (par-thuh-no-JEN-uh-sis)

MEANING: noun: Reproduction without fertilization.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek partheno- (without fertilization, maiden) + -genesis (creation). Earliest documented use: 1849.

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PARTHENON-GENESIS - D'ya think we might build a great big building in Rome with our spare time and extra slaves. People could come and pray to Athena. (Not to be confused with PARTHE-NONGENESIS - Nah, it's probably just a waste of money, and they'll only tear it down in a couple of years anyway....)

PART-HEMOGENESIS - bone marrow that makes only red cells, not white cells or platelets

PARTHENOGENERIS - Ellen's pregnant!

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left out the spermatophytes! -- the four phyla of the Plant kingdom)
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BRYOLOGY

PRONUNCIATION: (bry-OL-uh-jee)

MEANING: noun: The branch of botany that deals with mosses, liverworts, and hornworts.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek bryo- (moss) + -logy (study). Earliest documented use: 1863.
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EBRYOLOGY - virtual genetic engineeering

BRIOLOGY - the study of vigor

BRYLOGY - the study of hair creem, or, My hair slickener is getting lazy

BERYOLOGY the study of gems, esp. those containing the metal with Atomic No. 4

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MODUS OPERANDI

PRONUNCIATION: (MOH-duhs op-uh-RAN-dee)

MEANING: noun: A particular way of doing something, especially a person’s typical mode of operation.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin modus operandi, from modus (mode) + operari (to work). Earliest documented use: 1654.

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MODUS OPERA AND I - Did you see Carmen yesterday? I'm in the chorus, as usual

MODS OPERANDI - how GenerationYers act

MODUS SPERANDI - a hopeful approach to life

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