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JOVIAL

PRONUNCIATION: (JOH-vee-uhl)

MEANING: adjective: Cheerful; good-humored.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin jovialis (of Jupiter), from Jov- (Jupiter). The word Jupiter is from Latin Jovis pater (father Jove). The planet Jupiter is named after the Roman god Jupiter and those born under the influence of this planet were supposed to be good-humored. Ultimately from the Indo-European root dyeu- (to shine) that is also the source of diva, divine, Jupiter, Jove, July, Zeus, and Sanskrit deva (god). Earliest documented use: 1590.

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DOVIAL - avoiding conflict; peace-loiving

JORIAL - Superman'e Kryptonian father with hiccups

JOVINAL - a barbiturate that makes you feel Godike

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EARTHY

PRONUNCIATION: (UHR-thee)

MEANING: adjective:
1. Relating to earth or soil.
2. Direct; uninhibited.
3. Coarse; unrefined.
4. Practical; down-to-earth.
5. Worldly, as opposed to heavenly.

ETYMOLOGY: From Old English eorthe (earth). Earliest documented use: 1398.

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EARTAY - rend in Pig-Latin

ARTHY - jointlike

EARTOY - my new hearing aid

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HEARTHY The environment of a small log cabin with huge fireplace


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MARTIAL

PRONUNCIATION: (MAHR-shuhl)

MEANING: adjective: Relating to war or warriors.

ETYMOLOGY: After Mars, Roman god of war, who also gave his name to the planet in our solar system. Earliest documented use: 1425.

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PARTIAL - my father's combat skills (my mother's are MARTIAL)

MARTGAL - a shopaholic

MARDIAL - pertaining to Tuesdays

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Marshall Eriksen Technique (MET) - Elicitation using HIMYM

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QUIESCENT

PRONUNCIATION: (kwee-ES-uhnt, kwy-)

MEANING: adjective: Still; inactive; not showing symptoms.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin quiescere (to rest), from quies (quiet). Earliest documented use: 1605.

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QUIRESCENT -
1, the smell of newly opened paper
2. the smell of singers' robes

QUI-ESCIENT - Who knows?


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CATACOMB

PRONUNCIATION: (KAT-uh-kom, -koom)

MEANING: noun:
1. An underground cemetery with passageways and recesses for graves.
2. A thing or a place that is complex or labyrinthine.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin catacumbas, of obscure origin. Earliest documented use: 971.

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CATACOMBO - a hot jazz trio, renowned for playing hep music

CHATACOMB - a hair salon

CATACOME - a difficult task, as in "It's virtually impossible to get a Catacome when you call it"

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PERAMBULATE

PRONUNCIATION: (puh-RAM-byuh-layt)

MEANING: verb tr., intr.: To walk through; to roam.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin perambulare (to walk through), from per- (through) + ambulare (to walk). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ambhi- (around), which is also the source of ambulance, alley, preamble, bivouac, and obambulate. Earliest documented use: 1450.

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OPERAMBULATE - The Magic Flute has already started; too bad you walked in late

PERAMBULATTE - a cup of coffee to be consumed as you walk

PERAMBULANTE - what you pay to begin the walking game


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PEERAMBULATE - Walk with a colleague

PIERAMBULATE - Stroll along the docks

PERUMBULATE - Walk through shadows

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EXPURGATE

PRONUNCIATION: (EK-spuhr-gayt)

MEANING: verb tr.: To remove parts considered objectionable.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin expurgare (to purge), from ex- (out) + purgare (to cleanse). Earliest documented use: 1621.

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EXPURIATE - to introduce contaminants

EXPURGAZE - to cover the dirty parts with a fig leaf

TEXPURGATE - Forget the Alamo!

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