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Let's let this thread load a little faster, by starting Mensopause IV (continued from here)
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REPUDIATE

PRONUNCIATION: (ri-PYOO-dee-ayt)

MEANING: verb tr.: To reject, refuse, or disown.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin repudiare (to divorce, reject), from repudium (divorce). Earliest documented use: 1534.
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RYEPUDIATE - This whiskey isn't worth the glass it's served in.

RECUDIATE - Oh, and about that clump of grass I've been chewing on for the last half hour...

PREPUDIATE - My mind is made up, don't confuse me with facts !


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BLANDISHMENT

PRONUNCIATION: (BLAN-dish-muhnt)

MEANING: noun: Something (action, speech, etc.) designed to flatter, coax, or influence.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin blandiri (to flatter). Ultimately from the Indo-European root mel- (soft), which also gave us bland, melt, smelt, malt, mild, mulch, mollify, mollusk, emollient, enamel, smalto, and schmaltz. Earliest documented use: 1591.
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BYLANDISHMENT - going by caravan, rather than by boat

BLONDISHMENT - lightening your hair

BLANDDISHMENT - the art of preparing tasteless food

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IGNOMINIOUS

PRONUNCIATION: (ig-nuh-MIN-ee-uhs)

MEANING: adjective: Deserving or causing disgrace or shame.

ETYMOLOGY: Via French, from Latin ignominia, from ig- (not) + nomen (name). Ultimately from the Indo-European root no-men- (name) which also gave us name, anonymous, noun, synonym, eponym, renown, nominate, misnomer, and moniker. Earliest documented use: 1530.
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IGNOMANIOUS - compulsively proclaiming an all-pervading lack of knowledge

INNOMINIOUS - pertaining to a Disgraceful Act That Shall Not Be Named

PIGNOMINIOUS - (Sorry, I'm not going to get involved in a political discussion)

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signominious- cringe worthy persistence of strange memory

"Freedom of any kind is the worst for creativity"


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FRACTIOUS

PRONUNCIATION: (FRAK-shuhs)

MEANING: adjective: 1. Irritable; cranky. 2. Unruly.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin fractus, past participle of frangere (to break). Ultimately from the Indo-European root bhreg- (to break), which also gave us break, breach, fraction, and fragile. Earliest documented use: 1725.
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FURACTIOUS - belligerently working for PETA

PRACTIOUS - getting ready for Carnegie Hall

FRANCTIOUS - Sinatra is worried

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Tractious-record breaking, best selling, running shoes.

Thoughts out to my daughter and her 5k today!

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How'd the 5K go?
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SENESCENCE

PRONUNCIATION: (suh-NES-uhns)

MEANING: noun: The process or the state of growing old.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin senescere (to grow old), from senex (old). Ultimately from the Indo-European root sen- (old), which is also the ancestor of senior, senate, senile, Spanish seņor, sir, sire, and surly (which is an alteration of sirly, as in sir-ly). Earliest documented use: 1695.
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OENESCENCE - the soul of wine

SENESCIENCE - expertise in geriatrics

SENSCENCE - the "curiously strong mint" long before Altoids were invented...



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She got first in age/women and fifth overall! laugh

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TROMOMETER

PRONUNCIATION: (tro-MOM-i-tuhr)

MEANING: noun: An instrument for detecting or measuring faint tremors caused by an earthquake.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek tromos (trembling). Earliest documented use: 1878.
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TROMOMETIER - Shaker par excellence

TOROMOMETER - the number of your cows who have given birth to bulls

TROMBOMETER - how they found out exactly how many led the Big Parade

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Mappenchance-plotting a course and taking a chance, everyday.

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