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Tail wag translated [Re: wofahulicodoc] #227848
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Squirly- excited, dog tail whirls like a helicopter

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SATISFICE

PRONUNCIATION: (SAT-uhs-fys)

MEANING: verb intr.: To satisfy the minimum requirements in a given situation.

ETYMOLOGY: Coined by the scientist Herbert A. Simon (1916-2001) in 1956, apparently as a blend of satisfy + suffice. Earliest documented use: 1561 (as a synonym of the word satisfy).

NOTES: While it may appear that satisficing is taking the easy way out, there are times when it’s the right thing to do. It can be bewildering to consider all the options that are available. Often it’s best to pick one or two important criteria and weed out the options, especially when stakes are low.
Sometimes making a suboptimal decision is best, when the alternative is decision paralysis because there are so many options. To satisfice is OK, we don’t always have to maximize or optimize. Sometimes good enough is more than good enough.
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SATISFINE - My college entrance exam score was quite sufficient, thank you for asking

SATIEFICE - how he wrote Gymnopédie and others like it

SATISFIDE, SATISNICE - and how he felt after writing it, and what he thought if it

SECROUGE - dry red wine [Re: wofahulicodoc] #227859
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SCROUGE

PRONUNCIATION: (skrouj, skrooj)

MEANING: verb tr., intr.: To squeeze, press, or crowd.

ETYMOLOGY: Alteration of scruze (to squeeze), a blend of screw + squeeze. Earliest documented use: 1755.
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SYROUGE - the sweet red liquid you pour over your pancakes

SCAROUGE - Halloween makeup

'SCROUPE - Oui, Madame, your child 'as tracheo-bronchitis, zat is why she cough so much

all too often conflated with "seniority" [Re: wofahulicodoc] #227872
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SENECTITUDE

PRONUNCIATION: (si-NEK-ti-tood, -tyood)

MEANING: noun: Old age.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin senectus (old age), from senex (old). Ultimately from the Indo-European root sen- (old), which is also the ancestor of senior, sir, sire, senate, senile, Spanish señor, and surly (which is an alteration of sirly, as in sir-ly). Earliest documented use: 1796.
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SELECTITUDE - good taste

BENECTITUDE - saintliness

SENECTITUNE - a Golden Oldie

It's a wonderful life [Re: wofahulicodoc] #227873
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Senecatitude- idyllic view of Bedford Falls
Scenectitude- perspective beyond the pines (the h is silent)

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Originally Posted by may2point0
Senecatitude- idyllic view of Bedford Falls
Scenectitude- perspective beyond the pines (the h is silent)

Tee hee. And let's not forget

SCHENECTITUDE - location in upstate New York maybe 15 miles north-west of Albany (the CH is hard)

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WELTANSCHAUUNG

PRONUNCIATION: (VELT-ahn-shou-oong)

MEANING: noun: World view.

ETYMOLOGY: From German Weltanschauung (world view), from Welt (world) + Anschauung (perception). Earliest documented use: 1868.

NOTES: When we bring in a word from another language, sometimes we borrow it as it is and at other times make a literal translation, also known as a loan translation. The word weltanschauung appears so useful that English has borrowed the original form and also made a loan translation: world view.
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DELTANSCHAUUNG - familiarity with the waterways at the mouth of the Mississippi

WELTANSCHADUNG - awareness that the world is full of misfortunes

BELTANSCHAUUNG - overall philosophy of dieting

Re: it does make a difference [Re: wofahulicodoc] #227881
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Senecatitude- idyllic view of Bedford Falls
Scenectitude- perspective beyond the pines (the h is silent)

Tee hee. And let's not forget

SCHENECTITUDE - location in upstate New York maybe 15 miles north-west of Albany (the CH is hard)

☺ that is what I was going for, though mine looks more like the film than the city.

shaped like an upside-down Ehrlenmeyer flask? [Re: may2point0] #227885
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...and it's a double-dactyl, too!
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INFUNDIBULIFORM

PRONUNCIATION: (in-fuhn-DIB-yuh-luh-form)

MEANING: adjective: Funnel-shaped.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin infundibulum (funnel), from infundere (to pour in), from fundere (to pour). Ultimately from the Indo-European root gheu- (to pour), which is also the source of funnel, font, fuse, diffuse, gust, gush, and geyser. Earliest documented use: 1752.
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INFUNDIBULI-NORM - when just about everything is funnel-shaped

IN-FUN-BIBLIFORM - like reading Scripture for amusement

INFUNDIBULI-FARM - devoted to the culture and propagation of Morning Glories

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FLOCCINAUCINIHILIPILIFiCATION

PRONUNCIATION: (FLOK-si-NO-si-NY-HIL-i-PIL-i-fi-KAY-shuhn)

MEANING: noun: Estimating as worthless.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin flocci, from floccus (tuft of wool) + nauci, from naucum (a trifling thing) + nihili, from Latin nihil (nothing) + pili, from pilus (a hair, trifle) + -fication (making). Earliest documented use: 1741.

NOTES: This word was coined by combining four Latin terms flocci, nauci, nihili, pili, all meaning something of little or no value, which were listed in the well-known Eton Latin Grammar of Eton College in the UK. The word seems to be popular in the US government. It has been heard from the mouths of White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry, Senator Robert Byrd, and Senator Jesse Helms, among others. A related word is floccipend.
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FLOCCI-NAUCCI-NIHILI-PILI-FICATION - declaring Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit and his siblings to be trivial and utterly worthless (they were, you will recall, Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail, and Peter)

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