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PER SE

PRONUNCIATION: (puhr SAY)

MEANING: adverb: In or by itself; intrinsically.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin per se, translation of Greek kath auto. Earliest documented use: 1505. Perse is something different.

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PER SHE - according to my wife

PERSEU - a singular fellow who killed the Gorgon Medusa

PER SEE - how a voyeur pays


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PAR SE (Latin) to conjugate or decline


----please, draw me a sheep----
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EX POST

PRONUNCIATION: (eks POST)

MEANING:
adjective: Based on past events; actual, rather than predicted.
adverb: Retrospectively.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin ex (from) + post (after). Earliest documented use: 1937.

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EX POSH - lost everything in the Stock Market

EX PEST -
1. my former spouse is becoming a nuisance
2. Quick, Henry, the Flit ! (YCLIU)

EN POST - the check is in the mail

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BONA FIDE

PRONUNCIATION: (BOH-nuh fyd, FY-dee)

MEANING:
adjective: Genuine.
adverb: In good faith; sincerely.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin bonus (good) + fides (faith). Earliest documented use: 1542.

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BONA FIRE - an excited community conflagration in Rome

BONG FIDE - good weed

BONA FIDO - what you throw to the dog for good behavior

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BONA FIFE - Musical instrument sometimes known as a radial flute.

BONA FIXE - Excellent narcotics.

BOTAFIDE - Describing wine that has been bottled in leather.

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PER CONTRA

PRONUNCIATION: (per KON-truh)

MEANING:
adverb: On the contrary
noun: The opposite side.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin per (per) + contra (against). Earliest documented use: 1554.
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PERCO NRA - oxycodone for gun enthusiasts

PERI CONTRA - homophobic (doesn't like fairies)

PECCONTRA - a small sin against something-or-other

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PER CONTRAP According to our agreement (which, you will find, it is impossible to get out of)

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PARASTATAL

PRONUNCIATION: (par-uh-STAYT-l)

MEANING:
noun: A company or agency owned wholly or partly by the government.
adjective: Relating to such an organization.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek para- (beside) + state, from Latin status (condition). Earliest documented use: 1944.

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TARASTATAL - How's the plantation doing, Scarlett?

PAPASTATAL - pertaining to the Fatherland

PARASTANAL - adjacent to Tin on the Periodic Table of the Elements, like Antimony, Indium, Germanium, or Lead

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PARASTRATAL - Referring to one or both of the castes on either side of us, unless we happen to be in the the very highest or very lowest, in which case just the one.

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DEFERVESCENCE

PRONUNCIATION: (dee-fuhr-VES-uhns)

MEANING: noun: The abatement of a fever.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin de- (away from) + fervere (to boil, to be hot). Ultimately from the Indo-European root bhreu- (to boil or to bubble), which is also the source of brew, bread, broth, braise, brood, breed, barmy, and perfervid. Earliest documented use: 1721.

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DETERVESCENCE - apply a surfactant and avoid the bubbles

DECERVESCENCE - emptying your glass of Dos Equis cerveza

DEFERVESCENE - reduce the emotional overlay in a confrontation

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