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PELAGIC

PRONUNCIATION: (Pe-LAJ-ik)

MEANING: adjective: Relating to or living in the open ocean, far from land.

ETYMOLOGY: Latin pelagicus (of the sea), from Greek pelagos (sea). Ultimately from the Indo-European root plak- (to be flat) which also gave us archipelago, flake, flaw, placate, plead, please, and plank. Earliest documented use: 1656.
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PELATIC - like an eastern exercise program

P.E. MAGIC - mystical results resulting from a Physical Education program

OPELAGIC - like a German car

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TATTERDEMALION

PRONUNCIATION: (tat-uhr-di-MAYL-yuhn, -MAL-)

MEANING: adjective: Ragged, tattered.
noun: A person in ragged clothes.

ETYMOLOGY: From Old Norse toturr (rag). The origin of demalion is uncertain. Earliest documented use: 1608
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TATTED ÉMALION - made lace in the French town of Émalion

TASTER deMAL-ION - epicure specializing in evil charged particles

TATTER-DERMA-LION - big cat with raggedy skin

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BIBLIOPHAGIST

PRONUNCIATION: (bib-lee-AH-fuh-jist)

MEANING: noun: One who loves to read books; a bookworm.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek biblio- (book) + -phage (one who eats). Earliest documented use: 1881. Another form of the word is bibliophage.
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BILIOPHAGIST - a bile drinker

BIBIOPHAGIST - one who devours Israeli Prime Ministers

BIBLIOPTAGIST - one who values books because of their appearance

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PROSATEUR

PRONUNCIATION: (pro-zuh-TUHR)

MEANING: noun: A writer of prose.

ETYMOLOGY: From French prosateur (a prose writer), from Italian prosatore, from Latin prosator, from prosa (straightforward). Earliest documented use: 1728.
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PRO-S.A.T.-ER - someone in favor of continuing to use the Scholastic Aptitude Test as part of the College Admissions process

PROSTATEUR - a connoisseur of Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (that bane of the aging male)

PYROSATEUR - a hypersexed demon, half man and half goat, who lights fires

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BIBLIOPOLE

PRONUNCIATION: (BIB-lee-uh-pohl)

MEANING: noun: A bookseller, especially of rare works.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin bibliopola (bookseller), from Greek bibliopoles, biblio- (book) + polein (to sell). Earliest documented use: 1775.
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BIBLIOPOLY - government by book readers (a consummation devoutly to be wished)

BILLIOPOLE - to which you tie the male goat, to keep him out of mischief

BIBLIOPLE - (the library was really in Istanbul, not Alexandria)

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PERITEXT

PRONUNCIATION: (PER-uh-tekst)

MEANING: noun: The material surrounding the main text of a book, such as covers, preface, bibliography, colophon, etc.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek peri- (around) + text, from Latin texere (to weave). Ultimately from the Indo-European root teks- (to weave), which also gave us context, texture, tissue, tectonic, architect, technology, ]PERITEXT[/b]subtle, and subtile. Earliest documented use: 1977.

NOTES: The word is primarily used with books, but can be applied to other creative works such as films, computer games, etc.
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"PERI - NEXT!" - the dentist specializing in gum-diseases must be doing a land-office business

PETIT-EXT - a small extension

P.E. WRITE-XT - old computer program for teachers to record the results of gym class

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BIBLIOPHOBE

PRONUNCIATION: (BIB-lee-uh-fohb)

MEANING: noun: A person with a strong aversion to books.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek biblio- (book) + -phobe (one who fears).
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BI-BIOPHOBE - fearful of having the story of one's life told twice

BILIOPHOBE - afraid of gall bladder secretions

BIBLIOPROBE - Congress investigates its Library

BIBLIOPHOEBE - a Gospel-singing bird

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FOLKMOOT

PRONUNCIATION: (FOK-moot)

MEANING: noun: A general assembly of the people of a town, city, county, etc.

ETYMOLOGY: From Old English folcmot, from folc (folk) + mot (moot). Earliest documented use: 1513.
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FORKMOOT - the reply to the question, "Should the place setting include to salad fork or the dinner fork when all I'm serving is split pea soup?"

FOLKMOON - the peasants make a rude gesture en masse

FOLKMOO - the sound of the herd

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QUALM

PRONUNCIATION: (kwam, kwom)

MEANING: noun:
1. An uneasy feeling about the rightness of a course of action.
2. A sudden feeling of sickness, faintness, or nausea.

ETYMOLOGY: Of uncertain origin. Earliest documented use: 1531.
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QUAD M - a pretty big type spacer, about as wide as the letter M is tall

SQUAL M - the thirteenth small, localized, intense sea storm of the season

QUO ALM - Whence cometh this charity?

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PASTILLAGE

PRONUNCIATION: (PAH-stee-ahj)

MEANING: noun: A sugar paste that’s molded into shapes and figures for decorating cakes, etc.

ETYMOLOGY: From French pastillage (a small figure made of sugar), from pastille (lozenge), from Spanish pastilla (candy), from Latin pasta (dough). Earliest documented use: 1883.
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POSTILLAGE - after the harvest is over

PASVILLAGE - 1. the town my dad grew up in; 2. a community of dances

PASTILLAGE - see POSTILLAGE, above

EASTILLAGE - a neighborhood in lower Manhattan

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