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EUTHANASIA

PRONUNCIATION: (yoo-thuh-NAY-zhuh, -zhee-uh)

MEANING: noun: The practice of ending life to relieve suffering. Example: someone hopelessly injured, terminally ill, suffering from an incurable disease, etc.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek eu- (good) + thanatos (death). Earliest documented use: 1646. Two related words are thanatopsis and thanatophobia.
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ETHAN: ASIA - reply to "Me: Mr Allen, what's the largest continent?

E.U., THEN ASIA - which global economies are the most diverse?

EUTHANASIA - (I was gonna say "Chinese teenagers" but that was in the definition as originally presented)

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RAWKY

PRONUNCIATION: (pronounced as the word rocky)

MEANING: adjective: Foggy; damp; cold.

ETYMOLOGY: From roke (smoke, steam, vapor, mist, rain, etc.), probably from Old Norse. Earliest documented use: 1601.
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BRAWKY - handsome or beautiful, depending on the gender of the object being referred to

RAWKY - plant pigment after extraction but before processing

RANKY - having a high title (see Iolanthe, Act Two, sung by Phyllis, at 59:10)

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YODA

PRONUNCIATION: (YO-duh)

MEANING: noun: A wise mentor, adviser, guru, etc.

ETYMOLOGY: After Yoda, a mentor in the Star Wars universe, first appeared in film The Empire Strikes Back, 1980. Earliest documented (non-literal) use: 1984. Also see anastrophe.
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YODO - a male Yoda (What, you didn't know?)

ZODA - vat you drink vit Zcotch

DYODA - an Italian vacuum tube

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DROID

PRONUNCIATION: (droid)

MEANING: noun:
1. A humanoid robot.
2. A person who behaves in a robot-like manner, showing little emotion or personality.

ETYMOLOGY: Popularized by the Star Wars series which features a number of humanoid robots. Short for android, from Latin androides (manlike), from Greek andro- (male) + -oid (resembling). Earliest documented use: 1952.
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TROID - had a session with Star Fleet counsellor Deanna Troi (see Froid above)

DROP ID - turn in your Driver's License

DR OIL - put sawdust in the lubricant before you go to sell your clunky used car, so the rattles won't show right away

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JEDI

PRONUNCIATION: (JED-eye)

MEANING: noun: Someone having great skills and powers.

ETYMOLOGY: After the Jedi Order in the Star Wars universe. Jedis are heroic warrior monks who are able to tap into the power of the Force. Earliest documented use: 1973. Yoda was a Jedi master.
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DEDI - a sharpshooter, like Dick

JE DI - I am ze Princess of France

JEDD - Poor fellow, he's Dudd in Oklahoma

JENI - an Arabian spirit with bad orthographic skills

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PADAWAN

PRONUNCIATION: (PAD-uh-wahn)

MEANING: noun:
1. An apprentice or student.
2. A naive, ignorant, or untrained person.

ETYMOLOGY: After Padawans, apprentice Jedis in the Star Wars universe. Earliest documented use: 1973. Yoda was the mentor for the Padawan Luke Skywalker.
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FADAWAN - Daddy got first place at Camp Granada (see also PAPAWAN)

PAD A SWAN - 1. make the graceful white bird with the long curved neck chubbier

PAD A SWAN - 2. do the same for a dam across the Nile River

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DARK SIDE

PRONUNCIATION: (DARK syd)

MEANING: noun:
1. The side that’s dark or unlit.
2. The side that’s undesirable or evil.

ETYMOLOGY: The metaphorical sense of the term was popularized by Star Wars in which the dark side represents the use of the Force to perpetrate evil. The opposite is the light side. Earliest documented use: 1975.
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BARK SIDE - the side of a tree that's not covered with moss

DARK SIDLE - that new Gothic dance step that's all the rage

PARKSIDE - a hotel in Aukland, NZ (YCLIU)

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EUTHANASIA

PRONUNCIATION: (yoo-thuh-NAY-zhuh, -zhee-uh)

MEANING: noun: The practice of ending life to relieve suffering. Example: someone hopelessly injured, terminally ill, suffering from an incurable disease, etc.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek eu- (good) + thanatos (death). Earliest documented use: 1646. Two related words are thanatopsis and thanatophobia.
YOUTH AND EASIER - two abridged versions of the Oxford English Dictionary

UKULELIA - Latin plural of 'ukulele'

EUTHERMEMIA - normal blood temperature

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VULCAN

PRONUNCIATION: (VUHL-kuhn)

MEANING: noun: 1. A blacksmith or a metalworker.
2. A miner.
3. A person whose leg is broken or deformed.
4. A cuckold: a man whose wife is unfaithful.
5. One who is extremely logical and shows a lack of emotions, humor, etc.
adj.: Extremely logical, unemotional, etc.

ETYMOLOGY: For noun 1-4: After Vulcan, the god of fire and metalworking in Roman mythology. Vulcan’s mother Juno wanted a beautiful child and hurled the plain-looking baby Vulcan off Mount Olympus. His leg broke when he hit the water. Vulcan may have been ugly but he married Venus. On the other hand, Venus was unfaithful to him. Earliest documented use: c. 450 CE.

For noun 5 & adj.: After Vulcans, a humanoid species from the planet Vulcan in the Star Trek TV series and movies. Vulcans are extremely logical and show little emotion. Earliest documented use: 1966.
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NULCAN - this soda isn't even IN a container!

VULLAN - a member of the Jem'Hadar

VURCAN - what the Swede said he was doing on the railroad, all the livelong day

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TAYLORISM

PRONUNCIATION: (TAY-luh-riz-uhm)

MEANING: noun:
1. A method of analyzing workflow for process optimization. Also known as scientific management.
2. A modified form of Calvinism. Also known as New Haven theology.

ETYMOLOGY: For 1: After mechanical engineer Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856-1915) who proposed ways to improve efficiency in manufacturing. Earliest documented use: 1884.

For 2: After theologian Nathaniel William Taylor (1786-1858). Earliest documented use: 1928.
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JAYLORISM - the belief that incarceration is the cure for all bad behavior

TAYL PRISM - the spectrum-generator at the rear of a boat or airplane

TAYLORISK - to plan carefully so as to ensure an acceptable probability of things going wrong

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