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BRIDEZILLA

PRONUNCIATION: (bryd-ZIL-uh)

MEANING: noun: A woman who is overbearing and obnoxious in planning her wedding.

ETYMOLOGY: A blend of bride + Godzilla, a fictional monster. Earliest documented use: 1995.
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BRIDLEZILLA - a monstrously overdone outfit for guiding ones' horse

BRIDENILLA - an ordinary, indifferent-looking woman getting married

BRIEZILLA - the Paris Cheese Festival

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AUTOLATRY

PRONUNCIATION: (aw-TOL-uh-tree)

MEANING: noun: Self-worship.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek auto- (self) + -latry (worship). Earliest documented use: 1861.
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ALTOLATRY - worship of female singers with low voices

AUTOMATRY - the science of Horn and Hardart

AOÛTOLATRY - the French worship the month of August

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ALLOTRIOPHAGY

PRONUNCIATION: (uh-lah-tree-AH-fuh-jee)

MEANING: noun: An abnormal desire to eat things not usually eaten, such as chalk or clay. Also known as pica.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek allotrio- (foreign) -phagy (eating). Earliest documented use: 1845.
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ALTO-TRIO-PHAGY - couldn't you just eat up those three low-pitched voices singing...

ALLOT-RIO-PHAGE - a strange type of virus that decides how to divide the Brazilian city

ALLOW RIO PHAGY - the Phagy River is permitted

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ZOANTHROPY

PRONUNCIATION: (zo-AN-thruh-pee)

MEANING: noun: The delusion that one is a beast.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek zoo- (animal) + -anthropy (human). Earliest documented use: 1856.
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KOANTHROPY - belief that one is a Zen proposition

AZO-ANTHROPY - belief that one is a blue man

ZOAN THE ROPY - Zoan was extremely long and flexible

ZOAN THEROPY - the people of Zoa have their own unique way of treating certain disorders

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TIMESERVER

PRONUNCIATION: (TYM-suhr-vuhr)

MEANING: noun:
1. One who makes little effort at work, such as while waiting to retire or find another job.
2. One who changes views to conform to prevailing circumstances.
3. A computer that transmits precise time information on a network.

ETYMOLOGY: From time, from Old English tima (time) + server, from Latin servire (to serve), from servus (slave). Earliest documented use: 1566.
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TOMESERVER - the runner in the Library who brings your requests from the stacks

LIMESERVER - the bartender's assistant who completes your Rickey

TIM RESERVER - someone who wants to be sure Timothy is available

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SANDBOY

PRONUNCIATION: (SAND-boi)

MEANING: noun:
1. A very happy person.
2. One who deals in sand.

ETYMOLOGY: From Old English sand + boy. Earliest documented use: 1796.
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SANDBAY - why they keep having to dredge the harbor

SANDBUOY - "Stay away or you'll run aground!"

WANDBOY - derisive Muggles' nickname for Harry Potter

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MUSiCASTER

PRONUNCIATION: (MYOO-zi-kas-tuhr)

MEANING: noun: A mediocre musician.

ETYMOLOGY: From music + -aster (a pejorative suffix). Earliest documented use: 1838.
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MUNi-CASTER - the filmmaker assigned to recruit Paul for a particular role

MOUSiCASTER - looking for Mickey's love interest

MUSHCASTER - Assistant Campaign Manager for Mudslinging

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GRUMBLETONIAN

PRONUNCIATION: (gruhm-buhl-TOH-nee-uhn)

MEANING: noun: A habitual complainer.

ETYMOLOGY: From grumble, perhaps from French or Dutch. Earliest documented use: 1690.
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GRUMBLETONIA - a village of Sourpusses ["Sourpi"?]

CRUMBLETONIAN - where all the buildings are sand castles

(GRUMBLE) TAN IAN - he deserves a whuppin'

GRUMBLESTONIAN - Arvo Pärt at his most irritated

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LOGODAEDALIST

PRONUNCIATION:
(log-uh-DEE-duh-list)

MEANING:
noun: One skilled in using or coining words.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin logodaedalia, from Greek logodaidalia, from logodaidalos, from logos (word) + daedalus (skillful). Earliest documented use: 1727.
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POGODAEDALIST - Walt Kelly, speaking through his Okeefenokee Swamp characters

LOCODAEDALIST - ...and crazy words at that, man

LOGO: DAEDALIS - small icon representing a wax-winged figure flying (too) close to the sun

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LUDICROUS

PRONUNCIATION: (LOO-di-kruhs)

MEANING: adjective: So absurd as to provoke laughter.

ETYMOLOGY: In the beginning the word meant sportive. From Latin ludere (to play). Ultimately from Indo-European root leid- (to play), which also gave us allude, delude, elude, illusion, ludicrous, Ludo, collusion, ludic, and prelude. Earliest documented use: 1619.
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MUDICROUS - what the Mississippi River is from one side to the other

LUDICROWS - very smart black birds whose antics make you laugh

LUDICROUP - a condition where you laugh so hard you can't breathe

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