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INTER ALIA

PRONUNCIATION: (IN-tuhr AY-lee-uh, AH-)

MEANING: adverb: Among other things.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin inter (among) + alius (other). Earliest documented use: 1665.
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INTERALIAS - a death in the Witness Protection program

INTERALGIA - the blessed pain-free interval between labor contractions

INTERNALIA - a orgy of first-year medical residents

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INFER ALIA:behave like a conspiracy theorist

ENTER ALIA: stage direction for the party scene

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INTER TALIA she was a lovely old gal.


----please, draw me a sheep----
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ATHWART

PRONUNCIATION: (uh-THWART)

MEANING: adverb, preposition: From side to side of; across; against.

ETYMOLOGY: From a- (on, into, toward) + thwart, from Old Norse thvert, neuter of thverr (transverse). Earliest documented use: 1470.

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MATHWART - the super-nerd in Advanced Non-Euclidean Geometries class

OATHWART - two ingredients of magic and spells

ATHEART - where we're all children

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PRO RATA

PRONUNCIATION: (pro RAY-tuh, RAH-)

MEANING:
adverb: Proportionally.
adjective: Proportional.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin pro rata (according to the calculated share). Earliest documented use: 1575.

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PYRO RATA - How good an arsonist are you?

PRE RATA - The Motion Picture Asociation hasn't given it a letter yet

PRIORATA - past mistakes

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Pro Rat- a big mouse (Professor Padraic Ratigan)

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LORELEI

PRONUNCIATION: (LOR-uh-ly)

MEANING: noun: A dangerously seductive woman.

ETYMOLOGY: In German legend Lorelei was a nymph who sat on a rock of the same name on the Rhine river. Her songs lured sailors to their destruction on the rock. Earliest documented use: 1878. Also see siren, Mata Hari, and Circe.
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LOBELEI - two of them.
( Lobelia /lɵˈbiːliə/ is a genus of flowering plants comprising 415 species, with a subcosmopolitan distribution primarily in tropical to warm temperate regions of the world, a few species extending into cooler temperate regions. (Wikipedia) )

LOSELEI - I can't find the flower garland they gave me on Oahu!

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LORELET – a dangerous thing (a little bit of knowledge…)

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Faul fry- a soggy french fry

- An expletive used when your
Survival matches get wet

p.s. the echo of the day~ Allumette (Echo Park), a restaurant that closed last year, served a drink by the name of Poire Little Rich Boy; a funny play on words.

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PAUL PRY

PRONUNCIATION: (paul pry)

MEANING: noun: An excessively inquisitive person.

ETYMOLOGY: From a character in the comedic play Paul Pry by John Poole (1786-1872). Earliest documented use: 1826. Also see nosy parker.

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PAUL PRAY - what the former Pope did

PAL PRY - my nosy friend

PAUPRY - I ain't got no mony

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