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SUNDAY PUNCH

PRONUNCIATION: (SUHN-day punch)

MEANING: noun: A powerful, devastating blow.

ETYMOLOGY: In boxing, a Sunday punch is another name for a knockout punch, one that leaves an opponent unable to continue fighting. It’s not clear what the significance of Sunday is in Sunday punch. It could be because most boxing matches took place on a weekend and/or a Sunday punch supposedly knocked an opponent out till the following week. Earliest documented use: 1915.
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SUNDAY LUNCH - what you have instead of Sunday Dinner so you don't get a paunch

SUNDAY PINCH - so you won't fall asleep during the sermon

SUNDAE PUNCH - a yummy dessert made of ice cream with whipped cream and a cherry on top, floating on a large bowl of seltzer water

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BLUE MONDAY

PRONUNCIATION: (bloo MUHN-day)

MEANING: noun: A depressing Monday.

ETYMOLOGY: It’s not confirmed what makes a Monday a blue Monday. It could be because Monday means returning to work after a weekend’s fun and relaxation. It could also be a result of a weekend spent drinking, resulting in a hangover and a depressed state of mind typically associated with the color blue. Earliest documented use: 1790.
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BLUE MOONDAY - the second full moon in a given calendar month (occurs rarely)

BLUME MONDAY - Day in honor of a prolific author of Young Adult fiction

CLUE MONDAY - our school is having a Game Day early next week!

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SUNDAY DRIVER

PRONUNCIATION: (SUHN-day dry-vuhr)

MEANING: noun: One who drives slowly, poorly, or overcautiously.

ETYMOLOGY: What’s Sunday got to do with driving slowly, poorly, or overcautiously? The allusion here is to someone who is out for a leisurely Sunday drive taking the scenic route. Or one who drives poorly because they drive infrequently. Or they drive overcautiously in the manner of someone who comes out to drive only on Sunday when there’s little traffic. Earliest documented use: 1877.
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SUNDAY DROVER - gentleman farmer who visits his livestock on weekends only

SUNDAY DRIER - never could get it through his head about "Monday Washday"!

SUNDRY DRIVER - licensed for all kinds of motor vehicle

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GIRL FRIDAY

PRONUNCIATION: (guhrl FRY-day)

MEANING: noun: A female assistant, especially in an office, who does a wide variety of duties.

ETYMOLOGY: Patterned after man Friday in Daniel Defoe’s novel Robinson Crusoe (1719). Earliest documented use: 1928.
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GIRL FORIDAY - female for only 24 hours

GIL FRIDAY - Dodger first-baseman Hodges was Mister Friday, the way Reggie Jackson was Mr October

G.I. ALFRID? AY! - Are you Infantry Private Alfrid?

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AGERASIA

PRONUNCIATION: (a-juh-RAY-zhuh)

MEANING: noun: Not growing old, or looking younger than one’s age.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin agerasia, from Greek agerasia, from geras (old age), which also gave us gerontology. Earliest documented use: 1706.

NOTES: Do people tell you you look ten years younger than you really are? There’s chronological age, determined by when you were born, totally out of your control. Then there’s biological age (calculate it), which is how well you have aged, and it is quite likely up to you.

If you have ever wanted a word to describe that youthful look you have maintained from regular exercise, healthful eating, and conscientious living, your wish is granted. As for actually not growing old, you ask too much.
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GERANIA - several plants with clusters of bright red/vermillion flowers

AVERASIA - to infer the existence of a large Eastern continent

AGORASIA - an oriental Greek marketplace

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APOSIOPESIS

PRONUNCIATION: (ap-uh-sy-uh-PEE-sis)

MEANING: noun: An abrupt breaking off in the middle of a sentence, as if one is unable or unwilling to proceed.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin aposiopesis, from Greek aposiopesis, from apo- (intensive prefix) + siopan (to be silent), from siope (silence). Earliest documented use: 1578.
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POSIOPESIS - the residue of ripping a flower into shreds

APOSIOPEPSIS - the competititon for aposio-Cokes

APOGIOPESIS - music with a lot of stepwise broken chords

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MARCESCENT

PRONUNCIATION: (mahr-SES-uhnt)

MEANING: adjective: Withering without falling off.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin marcescent- (beginning to wither), present participle of marcescere (to wither), from marcere (to wither). Earliest documented use: 1727.
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MARCHESCENT - growing later in the Spring

MARCIE'S CENT - that little girl in the Peanuts comic strip has a penny

MARESCENT - how a stallion can tell when a horse is in heat

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RUPESTRAL

PRONUNCIATION: (ru-PES-truhl)

MEANING: adjective: Relating to rocks. For example, living on, carved on, growing on, made of, etc.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin rupes (rock). Earliest documented use: 1834.
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GRUPESTRAL - synchronous menstruation

RUE STRAL - a small street in suburban Strasbourg

RUPE'S TRAIL - a pathway through what is now known as Sequoia Park [California], first followed by explorer Carlos Rupe

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PRODITOMANIA

PRONUNCIATION: (pro-dit-uh-MAY-nee-uh)

MEANING: noun: The feeling or the belief that everyone around is out to get you.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin prodere (to betray). Earliest documented use: 1898.
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PRODITTOMANIA - an overwhelming drive to agree

'PHRODITOMANIA - a need to spring full-grown for your father's head

PROD-IT-OMANIA - an incurable need to disturb sleeping dogs

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SINON

PRONUNCIATION: (SY-non/nuhn)

MEANING: noun: One who misleads or betrays.

ETYMOLOGY: After Sinon, a Greek who, by his false tale, persuaded the Trojans into taking the wooden horse inside Troy. From Greek sinomai (to harm or hurt). Earliest documented use: 1581.

NOTES: Sinon, a Greek, was found by the Trojans all by himself. He told the Trojans that the Greeks had left and abandoned him because of his rivalry with Odysseus. He said that the Greeks had made the wooden horse as an offering to gods to help them have a safe journey home. He claimed that they made the horse really big so Trojans couldn’t take it inside the city. The Trojans fell for his story, dragged the horse inside, and the rest, as they say, is mythology.
Sinon was the grandson of Autolycus, known for his skill in theft and trickery. Autolycus himself was the son of Hermes, the god of cunning and theft, among other things. With a lineage like that...
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SIFON - a pressurized jar of seltzer water, popularized by Clarabelle the clown

SIGNON - how to access your Facebook account

SIN ON - how to get to Hell in one easy lesson

SÍ, NOON - ¿Is it midday in Madrid?

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