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ROSEATE

PRONUNCIATION: (ROH-zee-uht/ayt)

MEANING: adjective:
1. Like a rose, especially in color: pink, red, etc.
2. Bright; favorable; promising.
3. Unreasonably optimistic.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin roseus (rosy), from rosa (rose), from Greek rhodon (rose). Earliest documented use: 1449. Also see rose-colored.
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ROW SEAT E - fifth one in from the aisle

URO-SEATE - a bidet

ROSE DATE - Abie

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DAISY CHAIN

PRONUNCIATION: (DAY-zee chayn)

MEANING: verb tr., intr.: To connect in a sequence, especially in a way such that one element latches on to the next (instead of being connected by another medium, such as a piece of thread).
noun: An interlinked sequence of things, events, people, etc.

ETYMOLOGY: From allusion to a string of daisies tied together in a garland. From daisy, from Old English dæges éage (day’s eye, referring to the flower closing at night) + chain, from Old French chaine, from Latin catena. Earliest documented use: 1841.
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DAISY CHAIM - the love interest in the newly-discovered series of Sholem Aleichem stories about "Li'l Avner"

DAISY CHAIR - where you sit in the room with the flower bed

DAISY CAIN - Abel's younger sister

DAISY CHAN - the unheralded wife of the famous Chinese detective, who did much of the sleuthing for him

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ORCHIDACITY

PRONUNCIATION: (or-ki-DAS-i-tee)

MEANING: noun: Showiness.

ETYMOLOGY: From the large and showy flowers in the orchid family. From Latin orchis (orchid), from Greek orkhis (testicle, orchid, from the shape of its tubers). Earliest documented use: 1897. A related word is orchidaceous.
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ORCHID CITY - Quito, Ecuador, purportedly

TORCH I.D. A CITY - Liberty's, in New York City, beside the golden door

ORCHIDACIDY - lovely flower with a low pH

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TALL POPPY

PRONUNCIATION: (TAWL pop-ee)

MEANING: noun: Someone conspicuously successful, especially one likely to attract hostility.

ETYMOLOGY: From tall, from Old English getæl (quick, prompt) + poppy, from Old English popæg/popig. Earliest documented use: 1858.

NOTES: The word poppy has been used for a prominent person for a long time. The earliest example in the OED is from a 1641, a use by John Milton. Making it “tall poppy” is just a little inflation (or elongation)
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Tall poppy syndrome is the tendency to cut someone down to size, someone who is successful, rich, or prominent. The expression is popular in Australia and New Zealand. A similar expression is that the nail that sticks out gets hammered down.
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TAIL POPPY - the last flower in the row

TALL HOPPY - Charley, the six-foot rabbit

TALL PUPPY - Clifford the Red Dog when he was young

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WALLFLOWER

PRONUNCIATION: (WAL-flou-uhr)

MEANING: noun
1. Someone who does not mingle at a social event, such as a party, dance, etc.
2. A person or an organization that is forced to stay at the sidelines of some activity.

ETYMOLOGY.
From wall, from Old English weall, from Latin vallum (rampart), from vallus (stake) + flower, from Old French flor (flower, flour, the best of anything). Earliest documented use: 1578.
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TALL FLOWER - Helianthus annuus

CALLFLOWER - one of several vegetables in the species Brassica oleracea in the genus Brassica. Typically, only the head is eaten (the edible white flesh).

WALL GLOWER - 1. a nightlight; 2. chaperone at a teenagers' dance

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CORUSCATE

PRONUNCIATION: (KOR-uh-skayt)

MEANING: verb intr.: 1. To sparkle, flash, or gleam.
2. To display great style or technique.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin coruscare (to flash). Earliest documented use: 1705.
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CHORUSCATE - to arrange to be sung by a group of voices

CORUSGATE - 1. the portal through which the singers enter; 2. scandal in the Altos

CORPUS CATE - the body of an untamed shrew

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PLENITUDE

PRONUNCIATION: (PLEN-i-tood/tyood)

MEANING: noun:
1. The state of being full.
2. Abundance.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin plenus (full). Earliest documented use: 1425.
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SPLENITUDE - anger, vitriol, ill-humor

P-LENTITUDE - a quiet Easter

PENITUDE - incarceration (portmanteau word for "penal servitude")

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RUFESCENT

PRONUNCIATION: (ru-FES-uhnt)

MEANING: adjective: Reddish.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin rufus (red, reddish). Ultimately from the Indo-European root reudh- (red), which also gave us red, rouge, ruby, ruddy, rubella, robust, corroborate, raddle, roborant, robustious, roborant, and russet. Earliest documented use: 1802.
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R.U. DESCENT? - May I come in?

BUFESCENT - turning into a toad

PRUFESCENT - The Love Song of J Alfred grows on you, doesn't it?

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BRUME

PRONUNCIATION: (broom)

MEANING: noun: Fog or mist.

ETYMOLOGY: From French brume (mist), from Latin bruma (winter), from brevima dies (shortest day or winter solstice), from brevis (short). Earliest documented use: 1500.
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BRUMEI - a small country in Bormeo, with Malaysia to the east and the South Chima Sea to the west

BRULE - what you do to creme to make a yummy dessert

BRUM - city in the West Midlands region of England, about 100 miles from London, after a linguistic evolution similar to that which reduced "elëemosynary" to "alms"

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ALTILOQUENT

PRONUNCIATION: (al-TIL-uh-kwuhnt)

MEANING: adjective: Pompous or pretentious.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin altus (high) + loquentem (speaking), from loqui (to speak). Earliest documented use: 1656.
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ALTOLOQUENT - having a low-pitched voice

GALTILOQUENT - espousing Objectivism

SALTILOQUENT - full of imprecations

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