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STRIDULOUS

PRONUNCIATION: (STRIJ-uh-luhs)

MEANING: adjective: 1. Having or making a harsh grating sound. 2. Shrill or grating.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin stridere (to make a harsh sound). Earliest documented use: 1611.
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STRADULOUS - sounding ike an old violin

ASTRIDULOUS - one leg on one side, one leg on the other

'STRIADULOUS - it sounds like a I-III-V chord

(Compare with the word for June 4, 2015. Something's not really cricket here!

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TORPID

PRONUNCIATION: (TOR-pid)

MEANING: adjective:
1. Sluggish or inactive.
2. Apathetic.
3. Dormant, as when hibernating.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin torpidus (numb), from torpere (to be stiff or numb). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ster- (stiff), which also gave us starch, stare, stork, starve, cholesterol, and torpedo. Earliest documented use: 1613.

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PORPID - dolphin-like

TORNID - my driver's license is torn up

TOROID - horny, like a bull (What, you were expecting something doughnut-shaped?)


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FASTUOUS

PRONUNCIATION: (FAS-choo-uhs)

MEANING: adjective: 1. Haughty; arrogant. 2. Pretentious.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin fastuosus, from fastus (arrogance). Earliest documented use: 1638.
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FISTUOUS - given to hitting, with minimal provocation

FASTULOUS - tends to protest by going on a hunger strike

FASTUOUT - our bouncer is very efficient here

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IMPERTINENT

PRONUNCIATION: (im-PURT-nuhnt)

MEANING: adjective: 1. Presumptuous or rude. 2. Irrelevant.

ETYMOLOGY: From in- (not) + pertinere (to pertain), from per- (through) + 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, tenuous, tenable, extenuate, distend, detente, countenance, and abstentious. Earliest documented use: 1380.

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IMPERATINENT - the Emperor's realm fills this entire land mass

IMBERTINENT - Hi, my name is Bertinent !

IMPEXTINENT - that naughty little critter used to rent an apartment in the building I own

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BIBULOUS

PRONUNCIATION: (BIB-yuh-luhs)

MEANING: adjective: 1. Excessively fond of drinking. 2. Highly absorbent.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin bibere (to drink). Ultimately from the Indo-European root poi- (to drink), which also gave us potion, poison, potable, beverage, and Sanskrit paatram (pot). Earliest documented use: 1676.
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BIMBULOUS - airheaded

BIBBULOUS - like lettuce

BIBLOUS - Scriptural

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GRAMARYE

PRONUNCIATION: (GRAM-uh-ree)

MEANING: noun: Occult learning; magic.

ETYMOLOGY: From Old French gramaire (grammar, book of magic), from Greek gramma (letter). Ultimately from the Indo-European root gerbh- (to scratch), which also gave us crab, crayfish, carve, crawl, grammar, program, graphite, glamor, anagram, paraph, and graffiti. Earliest documented use: 1320.

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GRAMAREYE - what it takes to be a good editor and proofreader

GRAMPARYE - the ancestor of all blended whiskey

GAMARYE - a very short, high-energy wave studied by Australian physicists

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QUACKSALVER

PRONUNCIATION: (KWAK-sal-vuhr)

MEANING: noun: A quack: one pretending to have skills or knowledge, especially in medicine.

ETYMOLOGY: From obsolete Dutch (now kwakzalver), from quack (boast) + salve (ointment). Earliest documented use: 1579.
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QUARKSALVER - what to serve your sub-atomic - nay, sub-nuclear - particles on

QUACKSALTER - what you use to make Pickled Duck

QUACKSAVER - what you suck on when you hanker after a toroidal fowl-flavored hard candy

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VIRIDITY

PRONUNCIATION: (vi-RID-i-tee)

MEANING: noun: 1. The quality or state of being green. 2. Youthful innocence.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin viridis (green). Earliest documented use: 1430.
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VIRGIDITY - the maiden has a cold

VIXIDITY - foxiness

VIRIDITE - 1. a native or Viridia; 2. a copper-containing ore; it shows green sparkles in bright light

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QUICKSALVER BandAid on a Cancer


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VIVIDITY Brightly seen


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