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REDSHIRT

PRONUNCIATION:  (RED-shuhrt)

MEANING:  noun: A college athlete who practices with the team, but does not take part in official games.
verb tr., intr.: 1. To extend eligibility by a year by making an athlete practice, but not participate, official games.
2. To delay enrolling a child by a year to avoid their being one of the youngest in the class.

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"REEDS" HIRT - nickname of the trumpet player's brother; he played clarinet and sax 

REDSHIFT - astronomers' tool for determining galactic speeds and distances

REDSHIRE - where Diggory Venn, Thomas Hardy's reddleman, lived

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SMARTY-PANTS

PRONUNCIATION:  (SMAR-tee-pants) 

MEANING:  noun: Someone who presents as being obnoxiously clever.

ETYMOLOGY:  From smart, from Old English smeart + pants, short for pantaloons, plural of pantaloon. St. Pantaleone/Pantalone was a popular saint in Venice. As a result, it was also a common name among the Venetians. As a result, a comic character in the Italian commedia dell’arte was named Pantalone. The leggings this character wore became known as pantalone (plural pantaloni). And that became pantaloons in English. Earliest documented use: 1932.
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SMARTY-PANT - covering for one leg, worn by a half-wit

SMARTY-RANTS - even Albert Einstein lost his cool sometimes

SMARTY-PINTS - ale promoted as improving one's intelligence

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SANSCULOTTE

PRONUNCIATION:  (sanz-kyoo-LOT)

MEANING:  noun: A radical or revolutionary.

ETYMOLOGY:  From French, literally, without knee breeches. In the French Revolution, this was the aristocrats’ term of contempt for the ill-clad volunteers of the Revolutionary army who rejected knee breeches as a symbol of the upper class and adopted pantaloons. As often happens with such epithets, the revolutionaries themselves adopted it as a term of pride. Earliest documented use: 1790.
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SAM'S CULOTTE - Murray's Pants Store, only owned by Sam

ANS: CULOTTE - reply to Qu: What are those things women wear that look like a skirt but are divided into pantlegs at the bottom?

SAN SCULPTTE - stone statuette of a saint

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DESCAMISADO

PRONUNCIATION: (des-ka-mee-SAH-doh)

MEANING: noun: A very poor person.

ETYMOLOGY: From Spanish descamisado (shirtless), from des- (dis-, un-) + camisa (shirt). Earliest documented use: 1821.

NOTES: Over the years, the term has been applied to various people, such as a revolutionary in the Spanish Revolution of 1820-23 and a supporter of Argentinian President Juan Perón.
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DECCA MISADO - a shellac recording of a Catholic Mass

ODES CAMISADO - poems to be read in your shirtsleeves

PESCA MISADO - a traditional Japanese soup made from fish in a dashi stock with softened miso paste mixed in

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BLOODY SHIRT

PRONUNCIATION: (BLUHD-ee shuhrt)

MEANING: noun: A symbol used to incite people to partisan outrage or animosity.

ETYMOLOGY: The term is typically used as “to wave the bloody shirt” and alludes to the literal or metaphorical symbol of a supposed injury that needs to be avenged. Earliest documented use: 1586.

NOTES: In modern times, masks are apparently the new bloody shirt.
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BLOODY SHIFT - night work at the slaughterhouse, when the dirty deed is done

"BLOODY" HIRT - the trumpet player's brother (the sax player) who likes to spout pirate lingo

BROODY SHIRT - the outfit worn by Edward Lear's Old Man with a Beard

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SCANSORIAL

PRONUNCIATION: (skan-SOHR-ee-uhl)

MEANING: adjective: Related to climbing.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin scandere (to climb). Ultimately from the Indo-European root skand- (to leap or climb), which also gave us ascend, descend, condescend, transcend, echelon, scale, and scandent. Earliest documented use: 1804.
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SCANTORIAL - it's hard to find a good singer for services these days

SCANSOCIAL - I keep an eye on facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and all of those

SCANSTORIAL - cash registers in Saudi Arabia

SCANS TRIAL - suing the MRI for damages

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STRIDOR

PRONUNCIATION: (STRY-duhr)

MEANING: noun: A harsh, grating or creaking sound.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin stridere (to make a harsh sound). Earliest documented use: 1632.

NOTES: The word is often used for the harsh vibrating sound produced when breathing with an airway obstruction.
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STRIDOL - somebody made a graven image of Saint R.

S'TRIGOR - It's Roy Rogers' horse!

ASTRID OR - the Swedish starlet with the golden hair

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DISQUISITION

PRONUNCIATION: (dis-kwuh-ZISH-uhn)

MEANING: noun: A formal discussion on a subject: discourse or dissertation.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin disquirere (to investigate), from dis- (intensive prefix) + quaerere (to seek or ask). Earliest documented use: 1605.
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DISQUE "IS IT I" ON - playing the Berlitz "English Made Easy" record discussing the case of the direct object after the verb être

DIS QUISTION - what I want yez ta answer

DICQUISITION - obtaining two of them

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SANGUINARY

PRONUNCIATION: (SANG-gwuh-ner-ee)

MEANING: adjective:
1. Relating to blood.
2. Blood-red.
3. Involving bloodshed.
4. Bloodthirsty.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin sanguis (blood). Earliest documented use: 1540.
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PANGUINARY - preserve for egg-laying Antarctic animals that are very graceful under water; come in Adelie, Emperor, Rock-hopper, and a few other varieties

SANS GUINARY - my old violin is missing and I'm bereft

SAN QUINARY - pertaining to a California prison

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CONCUPISCENCE

PRONUNCIATION: (kon-KYOO-pih-suhns)

MEANING: noun: Strong desire; lust.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin concupiscere (to desire ardently), from con- (intensive prefix) + cupere (to desire). Earliest documented use: 1340.
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CONCULPISCENCE - sharing the blame

CONCU-PISCENE - there's something fishy about this harem

CONCUPISCIENCE - prize-winning manipulation of the facts and distortion of the logical process

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