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REPREHENSIBLE

PRONUNCIATION: (ruh-pri-HEN-suh-buhl)

MEANING: adjective: Deserving criticism or condemnation.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin reprehendere (to hold back, to censure), from re- (intensive) + prehendere (to seize). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ghend-/ghed- (to seize or to take), which is also the source of pry, prey, spree, reprise, surprise, osprey, prison, impregnable, impresa, prise, and reprehend. Earliest documented use: 1384.
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RE-RE-HENSIBLE - subject to being hensed for the second time

REPRETENSIBLE - suitable for telling as a story within a story

RE: PRE-LENSIBLE - about something that could be seen even before magnifying glasses were invented

REP. (R) ETHEN SIBLE - Representative Sible is a Republican

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NONDESCRIPT

PRONUNCIATION: (non-di-SKRIPT)

MEANING: adjective:
1. Without distinctive qualities.
2. Not belonging to a particular class.

ETYMOLOGY: From non- (not) + Latin descriptus, past participle of describere (to describe), from de- (off) + scribere (to write). Ultimately from the Indo-European root skribh- (to cut, separate, or sift) that has resulted in other terms such as manuscript, subscribe, scripture, scribble, describe, circumflex, and circumspect. Earliest documented use: 1669.
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NON-RESCRIPT - Sorry you lost the first order, but I'm not going to issue another

NONDE'S CRYPT - Nonde is interred here

MONDE-SCRIPT - what god followed in creating everything in sept jours

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OTRO-BOGULOUS - referring to a different Spanish peat


OSTROBOGULOUS

PRONUNCIATION: (ah-struh-BOG-yuh-luhs)

MEANING: adjective: Unusual; bizarre; risqué or indecent.

ETYMOLOGY: Coined by writer Victor Neuburg (1883-1940). A fanciful formation from either Greek oestrous/estrous (heat or rut) or ostreon (oyster) + bog (dirt) + -ulous (full of). Earliest documented use: 1951.
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OSTEOBOGULOUS - suffering from priapism

OSTROBONGULOUS - becoming aroused after smoking a hookah

ASTROBOGULOUS - the rationale behind all those old pulp science fiction magazine covers depicting aliens and scantily-clad women

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SCHEMOZZLE or SHEMOZZLE

PRONUNCIATION: (shuh-MAH-zuhl)

MEANING: noun:
1. A state of chaos or confusion.
2. A quarrel or commotion.

ETYMOLOGY: From Yiddish schlimazel (someone consistently unlucky), from shlim (bad, wrong) + mazl (luck). Earliest documented use: 1885.
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SCHEM-OZZIE - another of Mr Nelson's cockamamie ideas

SHEM NOZZLE - Noah's second son uses it to water the garden

SHEMOOZLE - a small session of making ingratiating small talk

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"Punim." That's -u- as in "put," or like the -oo- of "look."
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PUNIM

PRONUNCIATION: (POO-nuhm)

MEANING: noun: The face.

ETYMOLOGY: From Yiddish ponem (face), from Hebrew panim (face). Earliest documented use: 1965.
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PANIM - a defunct airline

SPUNIM - what you did to bolls of cotton fibers to make them into thread

PUNUM - a soft one

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MISHPOCHA or MISHPUCHA or MISHPACHA

PRONUNCIATION: (mish-PAW-khuh, -POOKH-uh)

MEANING: noun: An extended family or clan.

ETYMOLOGY: From Yiddish mishpokhe (family), from Hebrew mishpakha (family). Earliest documented use: 1859.
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AMISH PACHA - my Pennsylvania relatives

MISHUCHA - "crazy in the head"

MIS SPOCHA - a female Vulcan

MI SHP. AHA! - ...just located my boat (pronounced "My ship. Aha!)

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OOFTISH

PRONUNCIATION: (OOF-tish)

MEANING: noun: Money or cash.

ETYMOLOGY: From Yiddish gelt afn tish (money on the table), from gelt (money) + af (on) + tish (table). Earliest documented use: 1877.
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LOFTISH - rather high second floor room, but not quite an attic

OÖ-FETISH - perversely fascinated by eggs

OFTISH - fairly frequently

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NARRISHKEIT or NARRISCHKEIT

PRONUNCIATION: (NAHR-ish-kyt/kayt)

MEANING: noun: Foolishness; nonsense.

ETYMOLOGY: From Yiddish narishkeyt, from narish (foolish), from nar (fool), from German Narr (fool). Earliest documented use: 1892.
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NARRISH KENT - Superman's idiot brother

NARRIS! CHOKE IT! - Shut up, Narris!

N.A. RR? I SHAKE IT - I'm causing turmoil in the North American railroad market sector

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GILDED CAGE

PRONUNCIATION: (GIL-did kayj)

MEANING: noun: A place or situation that’s superficially attractive but confining.

ETYMOLOGY: Alluding to a bird in a gilded cage, which may be shiny and beautiful, but ultimately it still imprisons the bird. From gilded (coated with a thin layer of gold) + cage. Earliest documented use: 1693.
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GILDED CADGE - rich people borrowing money from each other

GILDED RAGE - Scrooge McDuck has a hissy fit

GIRDED CAGE - a set of corset stays

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GILDED CAGE

PRONUNCIATION: (GIL-did kayj)

MEANING: noun: A place or situation that’s superficially attractive but confining.

ETYMOLOGY: Alluding to a bird in a gilded cage, which may be shiny and beautiful, but ultimately it still imprisons the bird. From gilded (coated with a thin layer of gold) + cage. Earliest documented use: 1693.
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GELDED CAGE - an enclosure for animals with testicles removed

GILDED CARE - high-end executive medical reimbursement plan

GILDED MAGE - the Wise Man who didn't bring myrrh or frankincense with him to Bethlehem

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