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COQUELICOT

PRONUNCIATION: (KAHK/KOHK-lee-koh)

MEANING: adjective: Of orangish-red or reddish-orange color.
noun: Such a color.

ETYMOLOGY: From French coquelicot (red poppy), from its resemblance to the crest of a rooster, from coq (rooster). Earliest documented use: 1795. Also see, coxcomb.
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COQUELICOST - How much do you want for that scallop shell?

CO-QUELLCOT - it took both of us together to subdue that tent sleeper

COQUELI-CAT - like a calico, but less so

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CAPACIOUS

PRONUNCIATION:
(kuh-PAY-shuhs)

MEANING:
adjective: Having a lot of space; roomy.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin capax, from capere (to take). Ultimately from the Indo-European root kap- (to grasp), which also gave us captive, capsule, capable, capture, cable, chassis, occupy, and deceive. Earliest documented use: 1614.
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CARPACIOUS - something fishy

CA PAC IOUs - promissory notes from the California Political Action committee

ÇA PA. TOUS - that's just about all of Pennsylvania

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DOUBLE-TALK

PRONUNCIATION: (DUH-buhl-tahk)

MEANING: noun: 1. Speech that’s a mix of actual words and gibberish.
2. Evasive or ambiguous language meant to deceive or confuse.
verb tr., intr.: To engage in double-talk or to try to persuade with it.

ETYMOLOGY: From double, from Old French duble/doble (double), from Latin duplus (twofold), from duo (two) + talk, from Middle English talkien, from tale. Earliest documented use: 1938. Also see doublethink.
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DOUBLET-TALK - discussion of vest styles

DOABLE-TALK - says what he'll do, can do what he said

DOUBLE-TACK - attach with two rows of fasteners

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VAPOROUS

PRONUNCIATION: (VAY-puh-ruhs)

MEANING: adjective:
1. Relating to vapor.
2. Producing vapors; volatile.
3. Vague; hazy; obscure; insubstantial; transitory; unreliable; fanciful.
4. Translucent.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin vapor (steam). Earliest documented use: 1527.
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VAPORONS - newly recognized sub-atomic particle, the fundamental particle of Ether

APOROUS - impenetrable

V.A. POR US - after discharge Latins support the Veterans Administration, as it helps both the country and themselves

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LUTEOUS

PRONUNCIATION: (LOO-tee-uhs)

MEANING: adjective:
1. Of an orange-yellow or greenish-yellow color.
2. Muddy.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin luteus (yellow), from lutum (yellowweed, mud). Earliest documented use: 1656.
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LUTE-FOUS - crazy over plucked French stringed instruments

GLUTEOUS - buttery

LUK-E-OUS - "Aren't we fortunate?!"

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CUSHY

PRONUNCIATION: (KOO-shee)

MEANING: adjective:
1. Easy; not burdensome.
2. Soft; comfortable.

ETYMOLOGY: From Hindi/Urdu khushi (pleasure, happiness), from Persian khushi. The second sense probably influenced by the word cushion. Earliest documented use: 1887.
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CRUSHY - using an inappropriately strong handshake

CUSSY - afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome, blurting out offensive words uncontrollably

C.U., SAY - name an organization purporting to be for consumers' protection ["Consumers' Union"]

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POGONIP

PRONUNCIATION: (POG-uh-nip)

MEANING: noun: A dense winter fog having ice particles.

ETYMOLOGY: From Shoshone paγinappih (cloud). Earliest documented use: 1860.
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PROGONIP - in favor of encouraging toothless puppies to bite

PIGONAP - 3.14159... says it's going to lie down and rest now

VOGON I.P. - the intergalactic highway-builders want to copyright their ideas

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PISHOGUE

PRONUNCIATION: (pi-SHOHG)

MEANING: noun: Sorcery; witchcraft; spell.

ETYMOLOGY: From Irish piseog (witchcraft). Earliest documented use: 1829.
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PASHOGUE - a town in Suffolk County (South Shore of Long Island, NY), a couple of miles west of Brookhaven

PISH AGUE - dysuria

PIS-HAGUE - those old Dutch cities are going from bad to worse

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ZARF

PRONUNCIATION: (zarf)

MEANING: noun: A sleeve or holder designed to hold a hot cup.

ETYMOLOGY: From Arabic zarf (container, sheath). Earliest documented use: 1836.
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AARF - the sound made by retired dogs

OARF - coamposer of Carmina Burana

ZARO - sweet syrup with no calories


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PICARO

PRONUNCIATION: (PEE-kuh-roh)

MEANING: noun: A rogue; an adventurer.

ETYMOLOGY: From Spanish picaro (rogue). Earliest documented use: 1622. Also see picaresque and picaroon.
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PICRO- - prefix meaning one trillionth ( 10 ^ -12 )

PI, CLARO - What does a Spanish mathematician call the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter?

PICA PRO - someone with ingests bizarre substances, like ice or lead paint chips or dirt, for a living

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