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#227435 - 09/20/17 02:17 AM and here I thought it was German, not Latin! [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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UBERTY

PRONUNCIATION: (YOO-bur-tee)

MEANING: noun: Abundance; fruitfulness.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin uber (rich, fruitful, abundant, etc.). Earliest documented use: 1412.
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QBERTY - like a '80s arcade game character

UMBERTY - like a sort of brown or red earth tone

UBERTH - the higher of two bunks (as opposed to the lower, known as the LBERTH)

#227436 - 09/20/17 06:51 PM 'LECTION - a mumbled choice [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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LECTION

PRONUNCIATION: (LEK-shuhn)

MEANING: noun:
1. A version of a text in a particular copy or edition.
2. A selection read in a religious service. Also known as pericope.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin lection- (reading), from lectus, past participle of legere (to read, choose, collect). Ultimately from Indo-European root leg- (to collect) which also gave us lexicon, lesson, lecture, legible, legal, select, alexia, cull, ligneous, lignify, prolegomenon, subintelligitur, and syllogistic. Earliest documented use: 1300.
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LE CATION - a positively-charged particle, as discussed in Chemistry class at the Sorbonne

LECTIRON - a speaker's platform made of metal

LECTIWON - Read all about my victory!

#227437 - 09/21/17 05:41 PM [b]RxILL[/b] - medication (see MR ILL, below) [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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RILL

PRONUNCIATION: (ril)

MEANING: noun:
1. A small stream.
2. A narrow groove carved by erosion.

ETYMOLOGY - From Dutch ril or Low German Rille (groove). Ultimately from the Indo-European root rei- (to flow or run), which also gave us run, rival, derive, and runnel. Earliest documented use: 1552.
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MRILL - mascot of a campaign among young children to promote health - inspired by "MR ICK" for poison awareness

R G-I'LL - a phonetic sock pattern

RI ML - Rhode Island becomes the first state to adopt metric units (see also RI LB)

#227440 - 09/22/17 06:15 PM Now Hear This! [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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OTIC

PRONUNCIATION: (O-tik, OT-ik)

MEANING: adjective: Relating to the ear.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek ous (ear). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ous- (ear), which also gave us ear, aural, auscultation, scout, and otorhinolaryngology. Earliest documented use: 1657.
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OOTIC - easily impressed(see also "AAHTIC")

ORIC - full of gold alternatives

OTPIC - my glasses have a terrible distoriton

#227449 - 09/25/17 03:00 PM Sarah Bernhardt lives! [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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DRAMA QUEEN

PRONUNCIATION: (DRAH-muh kween)

MEANING: noun: Someone who is prone to behaving in an exaggeratedly dramatic way: creating unnecessary scenes or making a big deal of small matters.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek drama (action, play) + Old English cwen (woman, queen). Earliest documented use: 1923.
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DRAM QUEEN - connoisseuse of fine after-dinner liqueurs

DRAMA QUEEG - Humphrey Bogart

DRAMA QUEUEN - lines for theater tickets in Berlin


#227455 - 09/26/17 02:50 PM illaterati - being sick on the side [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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ILLITERATI

PRONUNCIATION: (i-lit-uh-RAH-tee)

MEANING: noun: Illiterate or uninformed people.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin illitterati, plural of illiteratus (illiterate). Earliest documented use: 1788.
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BILLITERATI - the cost of being unable to read

ILLITTERATI - people who dislike strewn-about trash

ALLITERATI - folks who insist on using the same sound in several consecutive words or syllables

#227462 - 09/28/17 03:31 AM D'ASGARD - born in the home of the Aesir [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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DASTARD

PRONUNCIATION: (DAS-tuhrd)

MEANING: noun: A malicious, sneaking coward.

ETYMOLOGY: Of uncertain origin. Earliest documented use: 1440.
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D.A.'S TARDY - the District Attorney is late

DAS WARD - a basic political division of Berlin

DA START - the beginning of Brooklyn

#227463 - 09/29/17 02:53 AM SAFFIE - a toy marble made of a gemstone [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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SAMFIE

PRONUNCIATION: (SAM-fee, -fy)

MEANING: noun: A swindler or a conman.

ETYMOLOGY: Of uncertain origin, perhaps from a West African language. Earliest documented use: 1929. The word is typically used in the form “samfie man”.
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SCAMFIE - denunciation for committing a any of several deceptive or reprehensible acts (cf SHAMFIE, SPAMFIE)

DAMFIE - an expletive indicating an indignant objection or refusal (pronounced "DAM FĪ")

SAMFEE - what the government will charge you to fire a Surface-to-Air Missile

#227466 - 09/29/17 04:49 PM even before Mama there was Mamma [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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MAMMOTHREPT

PRONUNCIATION: (MAM-uh-thrept)

MEANING: noun:
1. A spoilt child.
2. A person of immature judgment.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin mammothreptus, from Hellenistic Ancient Greek mammothreptos (brought up by one’s grandmother), from mamme (grandmother) + trephein (to bring up or nourish). Earliest documented use: 1601.
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MAMAMOTHREPT - the matriarch of wool-eating insects said something about Physical Therapy

MAMMOTHREPO - after missed payments on the ice-age mammal

MAMMOTHREPOT - a huge number of seedlings needed replanting

#227472 - 10/03/17 01:04 AM "Sh!" and he pointed at the vulture overhead [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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COCKSURE

PRONUNCIATION: (KOK-shoor, kok-SHOOR)

MEANING: adjective: Arrogantly or presumptuously overconfident.

ETYMOLOGY: From cock (a euphemism for god) + sure, from Old French seur, from Latin securus (secure). Earliest documented use: 1520.
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MOCKSURE - bravado

CORKSURE - a product marketed to guarantee fizz tomorrow in the soda bottle you open today

COCKLURE - a fertile hen

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