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YOBBERY

PRONUNCIATION: (YOB-uh-ree)

MEANING: noun: Rowdy, destructive behavior by the youth.

ETYMOLOGY: From yob (a rowdy youth), coined by reversing the spelling of the word boy. Earliest documented use: 1974.
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YOBEERY - how to catch the attention of a venerable American comic actor from both silent and sound film eras

BYOBBERY - being invited to a party and then finding out you're expected to bring your own booze

COBBERY - the relationship between BFFs in Australia

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XENOPHILE

PRONUNCIATION: (ZEN-uh-fyl, ZEE-nuh-)

MEANING: noun: One who is attracted to foreign things or people.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek xeno- (foreign) + -phile (love). Earliest documented use: 1934.

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OENOPHILE is a real word, and so is XENOPHILE. Rats.
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LENOPHILE - Jimmy's good, and Stephen is better, but they'll never take Jay's place

X-NO-PHILE - it's so secret, even Mulder and Scully can't talk about it...

OXENOPHILE - What are you, some kind of pervert?

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JACULATE

PRONUNCIATION: (JAK-yuh-layt)

MEANING: verb tr.: To emit or hurl.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin jaculare (to dart), from jaculum (dart, javelin), from jacere (to throw). Earliest documented use: 1623.
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JACULATTE - last season's pumpkin-flavored drink from Starbucks

MACULATE - a mis-conception

JACKULATE - what Jackie said to JFK when he didn't show up on time

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JAMULATE - You started your improvised solo a beat or two off.

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COGNIZE

PRONUNCIATION: (KOG-nyz)

MEANING: verb tr.: To perceive; to understand; to know.

ETYMOLOGY: Back-formation from cognizance, via French from Latin cognoscere (to learn). Ultimately from the Indo-European root gno- (to know), which is also the source of know, recognize, acquaint, ignore, diagnosis, notice, normal, anagnorisis (the moment of recognition or discovery), and prosopagnosia (inability to recognize faces). Earliest documented use: 1659.
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COIGNIZE - to turn a corner; to place the keystone in an arch; to insert two stepped wedges to fill up space

COGNITE - a word in a foreign language that comes from the same origin as Austrailian word

CYGNIZE - a fancy word meant to hide the fact that you're calling something ugly (like the Ugly Duckling)

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PLAINT

PRONUNCIATION: (playnt)

MEANING: noun: 1. Complaint. 2. Protest. 3. Lamentation.

ETYMOLOGY: From from Old French plainte (complaint, cry), from Latin planctus (lamentation), from plangere (to beat one’s breast). Ultimately from the Indo-European root plak- (to strike), which also gave us plaintiff, plague, plankton, fling, complain, apoplectic and plangent. Earliest documented use: 1225.

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PLAINST - most undistinguished

SLAINT - What St George hath done to the Dragon

SPLAINT - I told you all about it already!

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PLAINCT "Walk the....." in pirate speak.


----please, draw me a sheep----
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PLA-INC - an early candidate for the toy-store name, before they settled on Toys-R-Us

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Splaint- past tense of Splain. What Lucy does when Ricky starts the finger waggin.

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SUAGE

PRONUNCIATION: (swaz)

MEANING: verb tr.: To assuage: to make something unpleasant less severe.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin suavis (sweet). Ultimately from the Indo-European root swad- (sweet, pleasant), which also gave us sweet, suave, hedonism, persuade, and Hindi swad (taste). Earliest documented use: 1400.
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SUARE - utter an oath

SQUAGE - past tense of SQUEEGE, to dry a pane of glass by scraping across it with a flexible rubber straightedge

SUAZE - what tall grass does in the breeze


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