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INTERLAND – area between the coast and the hinterland

INTERLAUD – inappropriate applause between movements of a symphony

INNERLARD – hidden body fat

INTROLAD – 'Chorus' in a Shakespeare play

INTELLARD – derogatory French word for an intellectual

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NEOPHOBIA

PRONUNCIATION: (nee-oh/uh-FOH-bee-uh)

MEANING: noun: The fear or dislike of the new.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek neo- (new) + -phobia (fear). Earliest documented use: 1886.
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N-O-O!-PHOBIA - fear of refusal (in either direction!)

NEOPROBIA - getting investigated again

NEOPHOEBIA - discovering a new species of small bird

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Originally Posted by A C Bowden
INTERLAUD – inappropriate applause between movements of a symphony

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APANTHROPY

PRONUNCIATION: (ap-AN-thruh-pee)

MEANING: noun: A desire to be away from people; a love of solitude.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek apo- (away) + -anthropy (human). Earliest documented use: 1753.
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AMANTHROPY - love of microwave-using-kitchen-appliance manufacturers

IPANTHROPY - lover of Fran Allison, or at least of toothpaste

APART-HROPY - see APANTHROPY, above

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STULTILOQUY

PRONUNCIATION: (stuhl-TIL-uh-kwee)

MEANING: noun: Foolish talk.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin stultus (foolish) + loqui (to speak). Earliest documented use: 1653.
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SKULTILOQUY - a Halloween story I just made up off the top of my head

STILTILOQUY - a monologue about ones' days in the circus

STUDTILOQUY - Memoirs of a Modern-Day Casanova

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ARGENTOCRACY

PRONUNCIATION: (ahr-juhn-TOK-ruh-see)

MEANING: noun:
1. Rule by the wealthy.
2. Undue influence of money.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin argentum (silver) + Greek -cracy (rule). Earliest documented use: 1868. Some synonyms are chrysocracy (literally, gold rule) and plutocracy.
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AGENTOCRACY - rule by authorized represetatives who charge ten percent

ARDENTOCRACY - government by the fervently well-meaning

AR-TEN-TOCRACY - government by droids several generations more advanced

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SQUANDERMANIA

PRONUNCIATION: (skwon-duhr-MAY-nee-uh)

MEANING: noun: The practice of spending money recklessly.

ETYMOLOGY: From squander, of obscure origin + Greek -mania (desire). Earliest documented use: 1920.
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SQUANDER MARIA - to waste the Queen of Spades taking only twos and threes and fours

SQUADDERMANIA - unhealthy fixation on one's immediate buddies within the platoon

SQUARERMANIA - unhealthy concern for right angles (Yes, I know, I changed two letters, not one. It's got a QU, goddammit, cut me some slack arreddy!) wink

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PRIMARY

PRONUNCIATION: (PRY-mer-ee, -muh-ree)

MEANING: adjective: First; main; most important; basic.
noun: Something that is fundamental or first in sequence, rank, or importance.
verb tr.: To field a candidate against an incumbent of one’s own party.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin primus (first). Earliest documented use: 1425; for verb: 1916.
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PRIMARRY - one's first plunge into the matrimonial pool

RIMARY - coated with a frosty film

PRIDARY - like the alpha-lion

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ROLLERCOASTER

PRONUNCIATION: (ROH-luhr-koh-stuhr)

MEANING: noun: Something marked by sudden and sharp shifts in circumstances.
adjective: Marked by sudden, extreme changes.
verb intr.: To go through extreme and abrupt changes.

ETYMOLOGY: After rollercoaster, a thrill ride that typically travels at a high speed along a path marked by sharp curves and steep inclines. Earliest documented use: 1883, for verb: 1931.
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TROLLERCOASTER - someone who deliberately inflames a chatboard and then sits back and watched the unfolding acrimony

ROLLER-CASTER - redundant name for the wheels on as piece of heavy furniture

ROLLER-CHASTER - more effective at avoiding temptation

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WIMPLE

PRONUNCIATION: (WIM-puhl)

MEANING: noun: 1. A covering worn around the head and neck by women in medieval times and by some nuns.
2. A fold, wrinkle, or pleat.
3. A curve, bend, or twist.
verb tr.: 1. To cover.
2. To cause something to bend or ripple.
verb intr.: 1. To form folds.
2. To meander or ripple.
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SWIMPLE - baby's first experience in the pool

WIPLE - a light dab or pat

WIMP ALE - 1.3% beer

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