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OSCULATE

PRONUNCIATION: (OS-kyuh-layt)

MEANING:
verb tr.: To kiss.
verb intr.: To touch or to bring together.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin osculatus, past participle of osculari (to kiss), from osculum (kiss; literally, little mouth), diminutive form of os (mouth). Ultimately from the Indo-European root os- (mouth), which also gave us usher, oral, orifice, oscillate, os, and ostiary. Earliest documented use: 1656.

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OSCULITE - butterfly kisses

OSCURATE - a bloviating clergyman, who habitually runs on at the mouth

OBSCULATE - an excuse meant to hide why I didn't get home until 3AM

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Rerurgitate-Arctic Scooby Snack

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Preregurgitate- long range surveillance restaurant review

(Malarkey~ Searsucker~ milk and sugar~ "a Nerkle, a Nerd and a Seersucker too"~ "Ermahgerd Sundae"~ Green Eggs and Ham~ Peter Rabbit~ whimsy and fun)

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REGURGITATE

PRONUNCIATION: (ri-GUHR-ji-tayt)

MEANING: verb tr.:
1. To bring up undigested food through the mouth.
2. To repeat something without understanding it.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin regurgitare (to overflow or flow back), from re- (again) + gurgitare (to flood), from gurges (whirlpool). Earliest documented use: 1578.

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REGURGILATE - symptom of heavy-metal poisoning; you don't feel bad until many hours after ingestion. Watch out for it at the company picnic if they serve lemonade out of a galvanized iron trash can, even if it's never been used before (the acid in the lemonade dissolves the zinc coating on the can...and you drink it)

REGURGITAT - a cruel fraternity prank: a tattoo with special ink that makes you toss your lunch

REGUGGITATE - to form a new art conglomerate by merging a famous NYC museum with a renowned London gallery

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MASTICATE

PRONUNCIATION: (MAS-ti-kayt)

MEANING: verb tr., intr.:
1. To chew.
2. To reduce to pulp by crushing and grinding.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin masticare (to chew), from Greek mastikhan (to gnash the teeth). Earliest documented use: 1562. A synonym of this word is fletcherize.

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MASTICASTE - Brahmin

MASSICATE
1. wholesale drying
2. a very dry Catholic religious service

MASTICALE
1. vegetables grown in the Crow's Nest
2. this beer tastes like glue

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Mastecate- more beer (Chavez-esque)

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Mastecate- more beer (Chavez-esque)


ĦAha! ĦMe gusta!

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..so why did all the words this week end in "ate" ? That's noe what "Latinate" is supposed to mean !
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EXUNGULATE

PRONUNCIATION: (ek-SUNG-uh-layt)

MEANING: verb tr.: To pare nails, claws, etc.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin exungulare (to lose the hoof), from ex- (out) + ungula (claw, nail, hoof, talon, etc.). Earliest documented use: 1623.

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EX-UNC U LATE - my aunt's former husband didn't get here on time

EXANGULATE - used to have sharp pointy corners, but not any more

REXUNGULATE - another name for Satan, the hoofed King of the Nether Regions

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PS I'll be away for the key board next week - please carry on without me :-)

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Exdungulate- out of scat (boo bi yoo bi
bi yu di di ooh dun)

exPUNgulate- capital punishment (please forgive me)

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