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OUR FLUSHER - we have a Personal Plumber [Re: wofahulicodoc] #227963
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FOUR-FLUSHER

PRONUNCIATION: (FOHR-flush-uhr)

MEANING: noun: A pretender, bluffer, or fraudster.

ETYMOLOGY: In a game of poker, a full flush is five cards of the same suit. A four-flush, only four cards of the same suit, is almost worthless. A player pretending to have a full flush while holding only a four-flush, is said to be a four-flusher. Earliest documented use: 1904.
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FOUR-FLASHER - a poker player who "accidentally" lets you see one of his hole cards, and it's low (a four)

FLOUR-FLUSHER - in charge of disposing of any spoiled or insect-ridden ground grain

FOUR OF LUSHER - an aspiring rock band based in a New Orleans high school

BACKLEG - behind the front leg [Re: wofahulicodoc] #227968
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JACKLEG

PRONUNCIATION: (JAK-leg)

MEANING: adjective: Unskilled; unscrupulous; incompetent.
noun: An unskilled or unscrupulous worker.

ETYMOLOGY: From jack (man, worker) + blackleg. Earliest documented use: 1839
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JOCKLEG - what Eddie Arcaro used, to urge his horse to run faster

TACKLEG - the portion of the America's Cup course that's heading into the wind

J.C. KLEG - putative founder of Kleg's Hardware Store

ADORNIZE - apply mascara [Re: wofahulicodoc] #227974
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ADONIZE

PRONUNCIATION: (AD-uh-nyz)

MEANING: verb tr.: To make more attractive; to spruce up.

ETYMOLOGY: After Adonis, a beautiful youth in Greek mythology, loved by Aphrodite. Adonis’s name has become a synonym for a very handsome young man. Earliest documented use: 1611.
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ADONITE - inhabitant of Adon

AVONIZE - convert your salesforce to a door-to-door format

ADONAIZE - apotheosize; ascribe Godlike powers

Here's looking at you, kid [Re: wofahulicodoc] #227977
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BOGART

PRONUNCIATION: (BO-gart)

MEANING: verb tr.
1. To hog or to take more than the fair share of something.
2. To bully, act tough, or to be belligerent.

ETYMOLOGY: After film actor Humphrey Bogart (1900-1957) who played tough-guy roles. Earliest documented use: 1965.
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BIGART - Mount Rushmore

DOGART - poker-playing as depicted by Cassius Marcellus Coolidge

BOWART - the story of William Tell

(get your mind out of the gutter) [Re: wofahulicodoc] #227978
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HOOVERIZE

PRONUNCIATION: (HOO-vuh-ryz)

MEANING: verb tr., intr.: To be sparing in the use of something, especially food.

ETYMOLOGY: After Herbert C. Hoover (1874-1964), who as the head of the US Food Administration during the WWI, encouraged citizens to eat less and save food for soldiers. Earliest documented use: 1917.

NOTES: “To hooverize” is not the same as “to hoover”. The latter is a synonym of “to vacuum” (also used metaphorically for “to devour” or “to consume”). It’s the genericizing of the word Hoover, a popular brand name for vacuum cleaners. The word is mostly used around the UK. The brand is named after American industrialist William Henry Hoover (1849-1932).
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HOOTERIZE - what owls see with

HOOVERITE - someone who lives a few miles south of Las Vegas and doesn't want to admit it

HOVERIZE - what helicoptering parents do to their children

HO-OVERSIZE - dam big model trains

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MOLOCHIZE

PRONUNCIATION: (MOL-uh-kyz)

MEANING: verb tr.: To sacrifice.

ETYMOLOGY: After Moloch, a Canaanite god of the Bible, associated with the practice of child sacrifice. Earliest documented use: 1825.
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MOLOCCHIZE - to give organs of vision to small Italian burrowing mammals

YOLOCHIZE - to convert to a lifestyle of self-indulgence, on the grounds that "You Only Live Once"

MOLOCHEZE® - brand name for a new mild cheese-food spread

NAPO-LIONIZE - to exalt the back of the neck [Re: wofahulicodoc] #227980
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NAPOLEONIZE

PRONUNCIATION: (nuh-PO-Lee-uh-nyz)

MEANING: verb tr.:
1. To occupy or govern in a domineering or aggressive manner.
2. To aggrandize oneself.

ETYMOLOGY: After Napoléon Bonaparte (1769-1821), French general and emperor. Earliest documented use: 1822
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NAPO-LEGO-NIZE - to make a kit of interlocking construction blocks that assembles into a statue of Napoleon

NAPOLEONITE - resident of an Ohio city, north of Lima and northeast of Florida

NaPALEONIZE - to turn into an old salt

DEFEESIBLE - the charges can be waived [Re: wofahulicodoc] #227983
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DEFEASIBLE

PRONUNCIATION: (di-FEE-zuh-buhl)

MEANING: adjective: Capable of being revised, defeated, or annulled.

ETYMOLOGY: From Old French desfaire (to undo or destroy), from Latin dis- (apart, away) + facere (to do). Ultimately from the Indo-European root dhe- (to set or put), which is also the source of do, deed, factory, fashion, face, rectify, defeat, sacrifice, satisfy, Sanskrit sandhi (joining), Urdu purdah (veil or curtain), and Russian duma (council). Earliest documented use: 1586.
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DEFLEASIBLE - those jumping parasites can be removed

DREFEASIBLE - it could be made into a good rap

DE-FENSIBLE - the protective wall can be removed (but that would make it less so)

U SERIOUS? - For real? [Re: wofahulicodoc] #227984
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USURIOUS

PRONUNCIATION: (yoo-ZHOOR-ee-uhs)

MEANING: adjective: Charging excessive rates, especially for lending money.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin usus (use), past participle of uti (to use). Earliest documented use: 1610.
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UXURIOUS - showering one's wife with richness and good things

USER-IOUS - addicted to the computer

USURPIOUS - power-hungry

DENTHOS - organisms that live on your teeth [Re: wofahulicodoc] #227988
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BENTHOS

PRONUNCIATION: (BEN-thos)

MEANING: noun: Organisms that live at the bottom of a body of water.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek benthos (depth of the sea). Earliest documented use: 1891.
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BENTHOS - Librium, Valium, etc, (if you lisp)

BENTHOSE - chordee

PENTHOS - one-time competitor to Playboy

BEN THOR - Modi or Magni

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