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LACKWIT

PRONUNCIATION: (LAK-wit)

MEANING: noun: One who lacks intelligence.
adjective: Lacking intelligence.

ETYMOLOGY: From lack + wit, perhaps from Middle Dutch or German lac (deficiency) + Old English wit. Earliest documented use: 1668.
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LACK IT - why you can't hang from a tree by your tail

LACE WIT - vary clever tatting

BACKWIT - repartee

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DINGTHRIFT

PRONUNCIATION: (DING-thrift)

MEANING: noun: One who is wasteful and reckless with money or resources.

ETYMOLOGY: From ding (to damage), from Old English dingan (to ding) + thrift (prosperity), from Old Norse thrifast (to thrive). Earliest documented use: 1566. A synonym is spendthrift.
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DOING TH'RIFT - following the latest dance craze

DINGTH RAFT - the fourth measurement on a raft or dinghy, after the length, the width, and the depth

BING THRIFT - buying only windfall cherries

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NIPCHEESE

PRONUNCIATION: (NIP-cheez)

MEANING: noun: 1. A miser.
2. A ship’s purser (an official in charge of money matters).

ETYMOLOGY: From nip (pinch, snip), probably from Middle Dutch nipen (to pinch) + cheese, from Old English cese (cheese). Earliest documented use: 1785. Also see cheeseparing.
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NIPCHEESS - Hey! Who stole my knight?

NICHE-ESE - the language of specially-fitting places

NAPCHEESE - cheese high in melatonin, said to have soporific properties

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SCATTERGOOD

PRONUNCIATION: (SKAT-uhr-good)

MEANING: noun: One who spends wastefully.

ETYMOLOGY: From scatter + good, perhaps from Old English sceaterian (to scatter) + god (good). Earliest documented use: 1577.
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SCATTERHOOD - the area covered by your scattering

SCATTER GOD - prosyletize

SHATTER GOOD - an sudden act of hideous violence committed against the innocent

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SPATTERGOOD - fake blood

SCANTERGOOD - poverty

SHATTERFOOD - do not microwave

SCATTERGOO - substance for young kids to play with

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HALLUX

PRONUNCIATION:(HAL-uhks)

MEANING: noun: The big toe. More generally, the innermost digit on the hind foot of animals.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin hallux. Earliest documented use: 1831.

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HALF-UX - My wife isn't fully divorced yet

HALL UP - how you get the bucket of water out of the well

HiLLUX - mounds of earth dotting the countryside

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CANTHUS

PRONUNCIATION: (KAN-thuhs)

MEANING: noun: Either of the two corners of the eye, specifically where the upper and lower eyelids meet, known as the inner and outer canthus.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin canthus, from Greek kanthos (corner of the eye). Earliest documented use: 1646.
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CAN'T THUS - impossible to do it this way

CAN THIS - Put this one up for storage. Or maybe fire it.

CAN, THUG - You'll get a jail sentence for sure this time, punk...

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UVULA

PRONUNCIATION: (YOO-vyuh-luh)

MEANING: noun: The small, fleshy mass that hangs in the back of the mouth, above the throat.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin uvula, diminutive of uva (grape). Earliest documented use: 1400.
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LUV U, L.A. - I adore you, Hollywood, even if I can't spell too good

OVULA - where plant seeds mature

URVULA - Wilbur's airplane co-inventor was actually a girl

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