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CAPRIODE What Byron wrote after a boat trip out of Napoli.

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KENNING

PRONUNCIATION: (KEN-ing)

MEANING: noun: A figurative, usually compound, expression used to describe something. For example, whale road for an ocean and oar steed for a ship.

ETYMOLOGY: From Old Norse kenna (to know). Ultimately from the Indo-European root gno- (to know), which is also the source of know, recognize, acquaint, ignore, diagnosis, notice, normal, prosopagnosia, gnomon, anagnorisis, and agnosia. Earliest documented use: 1320. Kennings were used especially in Old Norse and Old English poetry.
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iKENNING - Scottish computer knowledge

K-INNING -
1. when the pitcher strikes out the side in baseball
2. a VERY long cricket match

VENNING - circular reasoning

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MOT JUSTE

PRONUNCIATION: (mo ZHOOST)

MEANING: noun: The right word.

ETYMOLOGY: From French mot juste (right word). Earliest documented use: 1896. A related term is bon mot.

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MORT JUSTE - martyrdom

MOT JOUSTE - fighting words

MAT JUSTE - where Right and Wrong duke it out

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Not Juste- Hella.....Unfair
Dot Juste- Hecka Fair
Lot Juste-HellaFair

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HOLOPHRASM

PRONUNCIATION: (HOL-uh-fraz-um)

MEANING: noun
1. A one-word sentence, for example, Go.
2. A complex idea conveyed in a single word, for example, Howdy for How do you do?

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek holos (whole) + phrasis (speech). Earliest documented use: 1862.

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HOLOPHERASM - orders given by Nebuchadnezzar's Commanding General

HOOPHRASM - excitement about basketball

HOLOPHRASE - a complete sentence

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BOLOPHRASM I let my machete do the talking.

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POCHISMO

PRONUNCIATION: (po-CHEEZ-mo)

MEANING: noun
1. An English word borrowed into Spanish, often given a Spanish form or spelling, such as mopear (to mop) instead of trapear or limpiar.
2. American customs, attitudes, etc., adopted by a Hispanic in the US and perceived pejoratively by his compatriots.

ETYMOLOGY: From Spanish pocho (discolored, faded). Earliest documented use: 1944.

NOTES: Pocho is a derogatory term used by a Hispanic for a fellow countryman living in the US who is perceived to have lost his culture and adopted American attitudes, and speaks Spanglish (Spanish heavily influenced by English).

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PACHISMO - thickness

POCKISMO - toughness, proved by surviving Variola

OCHISMO - the Eightfold Way

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PORCHISMO Being fearless until just before reaching the front sidewalk.

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ANTONOMASIA

PRONUNCIATION: (an-toh-noh-MAY-zhuh)

MEANING: noun
1. The use of an epithet or title for a proper name, for example, the Bard for Shakespeare.
2. The use of the name of a person known for a particular quality to describe others, such as calling someone brainy as Einstein. Also known as eponym.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin, from Greek antonomazein (to name differently), from anti- (instead of) + onoma (name). Earliest documented use: 1589.
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AUTONOMASIA - speaking without thinking

ANTONOMARIA - West Side Story in a nutshell

GANTONOMASIA - uneasiness about a Cuban port (and prison)

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DINT

PRONUNCIATION: (dint)

MEANING: noun: 1. Force, power. 2. A dent.
verb tr.: To make a dent or to drive in with force.

ETYMOLOGY: From Old English dynt (blow). Earliest documented use: 897.
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DONT - refrain from force or power

DINUT - a two-holed pastry enjoyed with coffee

DIPT - what you did with your DINUT

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