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SIREN SON seems that one of those sailors actually made it.

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BACCHANT

PRONUNCIATION: (buh-KANT, -KAHNT, BAK-uhnt)

MEANING: noun: A boisterous reveler.

ETYMOLOGY: From Bacchus, the god of wine in Roman mythology. His Greek equivalent is Dionysus who gave us the word dionysian. Earliest documented use:1699.
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BATCHANT - one of a small army of six-legged arthropods

BACCHIANT - simultaneously smoking and drinking cheap wine from a straw-wrapped bottle

BACHCHANT - Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

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YERK

PRONUNCIATION: (yuhrk)

MEANING:
verb tr., intr.: To rise, stir, strike, whip, pull, kick, etc.
noun: A sudden movement, kick, jerk, stab, etc.

ETYMOLOGY: Of uncertain origin. Perhaps imitative. Earliest documented use: 1424.

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YEARK - the First Millennium

YEROK - just a scratch; don't worry, it'll heal before the wedding

BYERK - the tennis player is an idiot

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UNCO

PRONUNCIATION: (UHNG-koh)

MEANING:
adjective: Unusual; remarkable; strange.
adverb: Remarkably; extremely.
noun: 1. A stranger. 2. News.

ETYMOLOGY: A variant of uncouth, from uncuth, from un- (not) + cuth (known), from cunnan (to know). Ultimately from the Indo-European root gno- (to know), which also gave us know, recognize, acquaint, ignore, diagnosis, notice, normal, agnosia, anagnorisis, prosopagnosia, cognize, gnomon, and kenning. Earliest documented use: 1410.
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UNCOA -
1. the Other Aluminum Company ("Aluminium," if you prefer)
2. 7-Up's Christmas ad campaign (no L)

FUNCO - Walt Disney Inc, after the makeover

UNGO - Come again?

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UNTO all the Nations.....


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SAGA

PRONUNCIATION: (SAH-guh)

MEANING: noun: 1. A long narrative of heroic exploits. 2. A long detailed report.

ETYMOLOGY: From Old Norse, literally (narrative). Originally, a saga was an Old Norse or Icelandic prose narrative dealing with historic or legendary figures. Earliest documented use: 1709.

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SHAGA - a parasitic disease caused by a trypanosome, endemic to Mexico, Central and South America

SPAGA - a large hunk of pasta; a little one is a Spaghet, pl. Spaghetti

SANGA - Funiculi, Funicula emerging from a bar in Milan

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SPAGA - a large hunk of pasta; a little one is a Spaghet, pl. Spaghetti
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JAGA narrative of a really long bender or cry.

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DIEL

PRONUNCIATION: (DY-uhl, deel)

MEANING:
noun: A period of 24 hours.
adjective: Lasting 24 hours or having a 24-hour period.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin dies (day), which also gave us adjourn, diary, diet, circadian, journal, journey, quotidian, and sojourn. Earliest documented use: 1934.
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DO-EL - Christmas with a very stuffed nose

DIELA - the one who turns over the cards in a Boston casino

DIXEL - a single element in a double-density computer-generated image

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ALAR

PRONUNCIATION: (AY-luhr)

MEANING: adjective: 1. Relating to wings; wing-shaped. 2. Relating to the armpit.

EDIT: "Armpit"? That's AXIL/AXILLARY. Is it ALA too?)

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin ala (wing), which also gave us aisle and aileron. Earliest documented use: 1791.

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ALARA - OSHA jargon for radiation safety: acronym for "As Low As Reasonably Achievable"

ALER - a pub-crawler with very limited taste

AR-AR - a Cockney pirate's 'earty laugh

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