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JAUNTY

PRONUNCIATION: (JON/JAHN-tee)

MEANING: adjective:
1. Stylish.
2. Lively; self-confident.

ETYMOLOGY: In the beginning the word meant well-bred. From French gentil (nice), from Old French gentil (noble), from Latin gens (clan). Earliest documented use: 1662.
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AUNTY - 2. (adj) against

HAUNTY - suitable for Halloween

JAUNEY - yellowed, icteric

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HIPSTER

PRONUNCIATION: (HIP-stuhr)

MEANING: noun: One whose interests in clothing, music, etc., tend to be outside the mainstream, especially in a self-conscious way.

ETYMOLOGY: Of uncertain origin, perhaps from hep (up-to-date). Earliest documented use: 1920.
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SHIPSTER - lover of large boats (think John Masefield !)

HOPSTER - beer aficionado; owner of a craft brewery

CHiPster - Erik Estrada

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DECARBONIZE

PRONUNCIATION: (dee-KAHR-buh-nyz)

MEANING: verb tr., intr.: 1. To reduce or remove carbon emissions by curtailing the use of fossil fuels.
verb tr.: 2. To remove carbon deposits from something, such as an internal combustion engine.

ETYMOLOGY: Earlier to decarbonize was to reduce the content of carbon in metals, such as crude iron. From de- (off, away) + carbon, from Latin carbon (charcoal). Earliest documented use: 1876.
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DE-GARBONIZE - remove the chickpeas

DE-CARBORIZE - retrofit an engine with fuel injectors

DE-CARTONIZE - remove from their paper boxes

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SURLY

PRONUNCIATION: (SUHR-lee)

MEANING: adjective:
1. Rude; sullen; unfriendly.
2. Ominous or dismal (used for weather, clouds, sky, ocean, etc.).

ETYMOLOGY: In the beginning the word meant lordly or majestic. Surly is an alteration of sirly, from sir, shortening of sire, from Old French sire, from Latin senior (older man), from senex (old). Ultimately from the Indo-European root sen- (old), which is also the ancestor of senate, senile, senectitude, and senescence. Earliest documented use: 1566.
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SKURLY - droning, like a bagpipes

SUERLY - plaintiffly

SUR LYS - over the Lily (compare sub rosa - under the Rose)

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COPERNICAN

PRONUNCIATION: (koh/kuh-PUHR-ni-kuhn)

MEANING: adjective:
1. Very important; radically different; paradigm shifting.
2. Relating to Copernicus or his theory that the earth rotates on its axis and revolves around the sun.

ETYMOLOGY: After the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) whose heliocentric views were considered revolutionary in a world that believed in the geocentric model. Earliest documented use: 1667.
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KAEPERNICAN - placing principles above financial gain; “putting one’s money where one’s mouth is”

COPPERNICAN - a special battery made from copper, nickel, and calcium

COPER-NICIAN - one who is expert in dealing with adversity

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RITZY

PRONUNCIATION: (RIT-see)

MEANING: adjective: Stylish, glamorous, elegant, fashionable, etc., especially in an ostentatious manner.

ETYMOLOGY: After César Ritz (1850-1918), a Swiss hotelier known for luxurious hotels. Earliest documented use: 1919.
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RITTY - full of dye

FRITZY - Nancy's aunt (her last name, btw, was "Ritz")

ROTZY - college extracurricular group for training potential military officers

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BACCHANALIZE

PRONUNCIATION: (BAK-uh-nuh-lyz)

MEANING: verb intr.: To engage in wild revelry.

ETYMOLOGY: After Bacchus, the god of wine in Roman mythology. His Greek equivalent is Dionysus. Earliest documented use: 1656.
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BATCHANALIZE - examine a subset of the product in question

T'BACCH-ANALIZE - scrutinize the cigarettes

BACH-ANALIZE - let me explain to you the structure and complexity of the Goldberg Variations

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OVERTON WINDOW

PRONUNCIATION: (OH-vuhr-tuhn WIN-doh)

MEANING: noun: The range of beliefs, attitudes, etc., considered acceptable at any given time.

ETYMOLOGY: After Joseph Overton (1960-2003) who proposed the idea. Earliest documented use: 2003.
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OVERTOE WINDOW - an opening in the tip of shoes so the nails can be viewed

OVERTON WIDOW - surviving spouse of the late Sir John Overton

OVERTON WINDOW - overtone window (see "f-hole")

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BARMECIDE

PRONUNCIATION: (BAHR-muh-syd)

MEANING: noun: One giving only the illusion of abundance or some benefits.

ETYMOLOGY: After Barmecide, a nobleman in the story “Barber’s Sixth Brother” from the collection One Thousand and One Nights (also known as The Arabian Nights). In the story, Barmecide pretends to host a lavish feast for a beggar. The beggar plays along, pretending to enjoy the food and wine. He then pretends to get drunk and knocks Barmecide down in the process. In the end, Barmecide is pleased with the beggar for going with the joke and offers him a real feast. Earliest documented use: 1713.
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BARDECIDE - the barrista will let me know when she can't serve me any more beer

BARBECIDE - to kill a beard

KARMECIDE - when it's your fate to be murdered

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SHRINKFLATION

PRONUNCIATION: (shringk-FLAY-shuhn)

MEANING: noun: The practice of reducing the size of products while selling at the same price.

ETYMOLOGY: A blend of shrink + inflation. Earliest documented use: 2013.
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SHRINKFLATIRON - a smaller gadget to press your clothes with

SHRIEKFLATION - when you exclaim with horror upon seeing the latest CPI

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