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Re: Cento [Re: wofahulicodoc] #220537
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CENTO

PRONUNCIATION: (SEN-to)

MEANING: noun: A literary work, especially a poem, composed of parts taken from works of other authors.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin cento (patchwork). Earliest documented use: 1605.
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SCENTO - the smell of _________ (you fill in the blank)

CENSTO - if it makes this, you can justify anything...

Re: Limerick [Re: wofahulicodoc] #220540
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LIMERICK

PRONUNCIATION: (LIM-uhr-ik)

MEANING: noun: A humorous, often risque, verse of three long (A) and two short (B) lines with the rhyme scheme AABBA.

ETYMOLOGY: After Limerick, a county in Ireland. The origin of the name of the verse is said to be from the refrain “Will you come up to Limerick?” sung after each set of extemporized verses popular at gatherings. Earliest documented use: 1896.

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GLIMERICK - the duration of an average sighting of the Loch Ness Monster; also, its appearance

LIVERICK - typical child's response to being served fried organ meat (with or without bacon)

LIMEDICK - the Green Whale

Re: Limerick [Re: wofahulicodoc] #220546
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SLIMERICK – Pile of peat.

LIMEROCK - Green gemstone composed of crystalline vitamine C.

LIMERISK – A very, VERY naughty verse.

I was afraid he was going to use "Double-dactyl" [Re: wofahulicodoc] #220554
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DOGGEREL

PRONUNCIATION: (DO-guhr-uhl, DOG-uhr-)

MEANING: noun:
1. Comic verse that is irregular in rhythm and in rhyme especially for burlesque or comic effect.
2. Trivial or bad poetry.

NOTES: Here’s poet John Skelton (c. 1463-1529) defending his doggerels:
For though my rhyme be ragged,
Tattered and jagged,
Rudely rain-beaten,
Rusty and moth-eaten,
If ye take well therewith,
It hath in it some pith.

ETYMOLOGY: Dogs have a bad rap in the language (see dog’s chance, dogsbody) and the word doggerel reflects that view. The word is apparently a diminutive of the word dog. Earliest documented use: 1405.

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DAGGEREL - (diminutive) a small dagger; a snickersnee

DODGEREL - the elevated subway line that brings you to Ebbets Field

DOGGEEL - perennial foe of catfish

Re: I was afraid he was going to use "Double-dactyl" [Re: wofahulicodoc] #220555
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DOGGERE - Turn down the corners of the pages of a book of bad poetry.

Re: Epigram [Re: wofahulicodoc] #220556
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Epiham- hamspeak (QRS QRN)
Epispam- canned epigram

If, with the literate, I am
Impelled to try an epigram,
I never seek to take the credit;
We all assume that Oscar said it.

You can lead a horticulture but you can't make her think.

Edit by Jackie
May, I don't want to take anything away from what you did, but I got a notification that not only did your link to the image not show an image, it was so long that it made the screen go wide. I Copied your link to Google and got the image shown in my test post below, so I have deleted your long link and replaced it. If this is not the image you intended, I apologize. J.





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ABSTENTIOUS

PRONUNCIATION: (abs-TEN-shus)

MEANING: adjective: Self-restraining, especially in eating or drinking.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin abstinere (to hold back), from ab- (away) + tenere (to hold). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ten- (to stretch), which also gave us tense, tenet, tendon, tent, tenor, tender, pretend, extend, tenure, tetanus, hypotenuse, pertinacious, detente, countenance, distend, extenuate, and tenable. Earliest documented use: 1839.

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ABSENTIOUS - chronically truant

NABSTENTIOUS - having a tendency to arrest suspects, with very weak evidence

Re: abstentious [Re: wofahulicodoc] #220584
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ARTERIOUS

PRONUNCIATION: (ahr-TIR-ee-uhs)

MEANING: adjective: Of or relating to the arteries or a main road or channel.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin arteria, from Greek arteria (windpipe, artery). Ultimately from the Indo-European root wer- (to raise or lift), which is also the source of air, aira, aura, and meteor. Earliest documented use: 1578.

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ALTERIOUS - defacing promissory notes

HARTERIOUS - staglike

ASTERIOUS - having no depth

Re: abstentious [Re: wofahulicodoc] #220587
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PLACENTIOUS

PRONUNCIATION:
(pla-SEN-shus)

MEANING: adjective: Pleasing or inclined to please.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin placentia (pleasantness), from placere (to please). Earliest documented use: 1661.

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PLACENTIOU - a Rumanian Candidate

PLACENTRIOUS - pertaining to the biological interface between a mother and her unborn child

PLACKENTIOUS - building up tartar (or so my dental hygeinist tells me)

Re: Epigram [Re: May] #220599
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Edit: Huh -- every once in a while I can be good for something! smile

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