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CHICANE

PRONUNCIATION: (shi-KAYN)

MEANING: verb tr.: To trick or deceive.
noun: 1. Deception. 2. An artificial narrowing or a turn added to a road to slow traffic down.
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[Doesn't it also mean, in Bridge, void in a suit?]

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ETYMOLOGY: From French chicaner (to quibble). Earliest documented use: 1672.
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CHICAGE - the alternative to free-range pullets

CHICARE - Medical Assistance for the impoverished and uninsured in urban Illinois

CHOCANE - when she got older, Harry Potter's first crush developed a sore hip and used this

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Chipane- bubbly drink, often imbibed as part of a celebration (she a pain) when wife is out of town.

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DEROGATE

PRONUNCIATION: (DER-uh-gayt)

MEANING: verb tr.: To disparage or belittle.
verb intr.: 1. To detract from (authority, value, etc.). 2. To deviate from (a standard, for example).

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin derogare (to repeal), from de- (from) + rogare (to ask, propose a law). Ultimately from the Indo-European root reg- (to move in a straight line, to lead or rule), which is also the source of regime, direct, rectangle, erect, rectum, alert, source, surge, abrogate, and queen regnant. Earliest documented use: 1513.
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AEROGATE - scandal at Boeing

ZEROGATE - a binary Maxwell's Demon, which selectively excludes ones

DEDOGATE - what happened to my homework

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LUDIC

PRONUNCIATION: (LOO-dik)

MEANING: adjective: Relating to play; playful.

ETYMOLOGY: From French ludique, from Latin ludere (to play), from ludus (play). Ultimately from Indo-European root leid- (to play), which is also the ancestor of allude, collude, delude, elude, illusion, ludicrous, and Ludo. Earliest documented use: 1940.

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LUPIC - wolfish

LAUDIC - complimentary

LUXIC - very bright (and energy-efficient; see also LEDIC)

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ALTERCATE

PRONUNCIATION: (AL-tuhr-kayt)

MEANING: verb intr.: To argue or dispute heatedly.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin altercari (to quarrel with another), from alter (other). Earliest documented use: 1530.
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ALTARCATE - when religious extremists of two different faiths have a disagreement

ALTERCYTE - a stem cell that just differentiated

ALTERCAT - Garfield got fixed

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ALTERCAFE Put stuff into your morning beverage.
ALTERCASE Press the shIFt key.
ACTERCATE - Blanchett

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Tomplot- Tom and Jerry's ensuing mayhem and destruction

Domplot- is that the reason your security certificate is often in question? Whodunit?

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COMPLOT

PRONUNCIATION:
(KOM-plot, for verb: kuhm-PLOT)

MEANING: noun: A plot or conspiracy.
verb tr., intr.: To plot or conspire.

ETYMOLOGY: From French complot (crowd, plot). Earliest documented use: 1577.

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COMAPLOT - Cliff Notes for Robin Cook's book

COMPLOST - I can't find my free tickets

COWPLOT - Where's the beef?

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Camplot- good taste of bad taste mentalese

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REBUS

PRONUNCIATION: (REE-buhs)

MEANING: noun: A representation of a word or phrase using pictures, symbols, letters, etc.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin rebus (by things), from res (thing). Earliest documented use: 1605.
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H.R.E.BUS - public transportation in the days of Charlemagne

RE-BAUS - to look up again in the authoritative Crossword Puzzle Dictionary

REB-OUS - characterized by old Southern chivalry

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