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LAVE

PRONUNCIATION:
(layv)

MEANING:
noun: Residue or remainder.
verb tr.: 1. To wash or bathe.
2. To flow.
3. To pour.

ETYMOLOGY:
For noun: From Old English laf (remainder). Earliest documented use: 971.
For verb: From Old English lafian (to pour or wash), from Latin lavare (to wash). Earliest documented use: 450.
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FLAVE - taste

LLAVE - wash your South American beast of burden

GLAVE - medieval weapon, basically a 50-cm blade at the end of a 2-meter pole

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ARMIPOTENT

PRONUNCIATION: (ahr-MIP-uh-tuhnt)

MEANING: adjective: Strong in war, battle, contest, etc.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin arma (arms) + potent (powerful). Earliest documented use: 1405.
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AM I POTENT - do I have erectile dysfunction

ARMIPATENT - if you make weapons you owe me a royalty

ACMI POTENT - Wile E Coyote has a powerful supplier

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LEGATION

PRONUNCIATION: (li-GAY-shuhn)

MEANING: noun:
1. A diplomatic mission ranking below an embassy.
2. The premises of such a mission.
3. The diplomat and staff of such a mission.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin legare (to depute). Earliest documented use: 1425.
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LEGOTION - conversion to brightly-colored interlocking bricks

LEGATHON - a trial that goes on for days without interruption

LE CATION - an ion with a positive charge, first discovered and studied at the Sorbonne in Paris

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LIPOGRAPHY

PRONUNCIATION: (li-POG-ruh-fee, ly-)

MEANING: noun: The omission of a letter or syllable in writing.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek lipo- (lacking) + -graphy (writing). Earliest documented use: 1888.

NOTES: In spite of what it sounds like, lipography is not writing with lips. Instead, it’s the omission, inadvertent or on purpose, of a letter or syllable in writing.
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SLIPOGRAPHY - creating catalogs of women's undergarments

LIMOGRAPHY - making images of citrus fruit

LIMPOGRAPHY - documenting asymmetrical gaits

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RIBALD

PRONUNCIATION: (RI-buhld, RAI-bald)

MEANINGG: adjective: Relating to coarse humor of sexual nature.
noun: A person who uses such language or humor.

ETYMOLOGY: From Anglo-French, from Old French riber (to be wanton), from riban (to be in heat or to copulate). Earliest documented use: 1250.
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EIBALD - (colloq.) looked at

RIBAND - decorated with awards

RIBALED - tied into large, heavy bundles once again

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NOSOGRAPHY

PRONUNCIATION: (no-SOG-ruh-fee)

MEANING: noun: The systematic description of diseases.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek noso- (disease) + -graphy (writing). Earliest documented use: 1654.
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NOOS-OGRAPHY - making images of hangings

NO-SONG-RAPHY - making images of choral music is forobidden

NASOGRAPHY - making images of large probosci

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AENEOUS

PRONUNCIATION: (ay-EE-nee-uhs, EE-nee-uhs)

MEANING. adjective: Bronze- or brass-colored.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin aes (bronze, brass, copper). Earliest documented use: 1808.
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ARNEOUS - like the composer of Rule Britannia

GENEOUS - very smart, very capable spirit who should nevertheless avoid lamps

AMENEOUS - giving rise to widespread murmurs of agreement

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ARGENT

PRONUNCIATION: (AHR-juhnt)

MEANING: adjective: Of the color silver or white.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin argentum (silver). Ultimately from the Indo-European root arg- (to shine; white) that is also the source of argue (from Latin arguere, to make clear), argillaceous, and French argent (money). The word also appears in the chemical symbol for silver (Ag) and in the name of the country Argentina where Rio de la Plata (literally, river of silver) flows. Earliest documented use: 1500.
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WARGENT - Five-star General

PARGENT - a consistent but uninspiring golfer

AROGENT - haughty. And he can't spell worth a damn, either.

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STRAMINEOUS

PRONUNCIATION: (struh-MIN-ee-uhs)

MEANING: adjective:
1. Straw-colored.
2. Of or relating to straw.
3. Like straw: Valueless.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin stramen (straw). Earliest documented use: 1624.
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SCRAMINEOUS - engendering an abrupt dismissal

STRAYINEOUS - attractive to small feral animals

STRAPINEOUS - insistent that everyone use a seat belt

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RUBICUND

PRONUNCIATION: (ROO-bi-kuhnd)

MEANING: adjective: Red or reddish.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin rubere (to be red). Ultimately from the Indo-European root reudh- (red), which also gave us red, rouge, ruby, ruddy, rubella, robust, rambunctious, corroborate, roborant, raddle, robustious, rufescent, and russet. Earliest documented use: 1425.
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RUBI FUND - a collection of money for the purpose of buying red jewels

RUBIC AND - a partnership of puzzlemakers, one famous and the other anonymous

RUE BICUND - Bicund Street, in Paris

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