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SOJOURN

PRONUNCIATION: (SO-juhrn or so-JUHRN, noun: SO-juhrn)

MEANING: verb intr.: To stay in a place temporarily.
noun: A temporary stay.

ETYMOLOGY: From Old French surjurner (to stay temporarily), from Latin subdiurnare (to spend the day), from sub (under) + diurnum (day). Earliest documented use: 1325, for verb: 1290.
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SLOJOURN - a boat trip to China

SO, YOURN - not mine...

SOTOURN - a sweet white wine for the orthographically challenged

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HIGH-GRADE

PRONUNCIATION: (hy-grayd)

MEANING: adjective: Of high quality, amount, or degree.
verb intr.: To steal, especially by taking high-quality parts from something.

ETYMOLOGY: From high, from Old English heah + grade, from French grade, from Latin gradus (degree). Earliest documented use: 1826, for verb: 1904.

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HIGH-TRADE - keeps its value well over the years

NIGH-GRADE - close to a hill

HIGH-GRACE - the Pope's blessing

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HIGH-GRUED (HG) – classification denoting the most horrific category of movie (banned in some US states)

HIGH-GREYED – highlighted in lustrous grey

HIGH-GRAD – postgraduate student in the humanities (snobbish term implying superiority over science students)

HIE-GRADE – express delivery option

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IMPLE – generic term for a blemish such as a pimple or dimple

WHIMPOLE – structure around which elves dance to make wishes come true

WHIMPOOL – similar idea to a whimpole, but with water and mermaids

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RAILERCOASTER – low-friction rail vehicle capable of travelling without power on downward gradients

ROLLERPOSTER – conveyor belt used in post offices

ROLLERCASTER (pronounced 'Rolkster') – former English town, destroyed in the Wars of the Roses

ROLLYCOSTER – variant of 'snollygoster'

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GLEEK

PRONUNCIATION: (gleek)

MEANING: noun: 1. A jest or trick.
2. A stream of saliva.
verb 1. To play a trick.
tr., intr.: 2. To discharge a stream of saliva, especially from under the tongue.

ETYMOLOGY: Of unknown origin. Earliest documented use: 1540.
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"G" LEAK - the seventh piece of confidential information to be revealed

G.L. WEEK - Seven days commemorating General Laws or Grand Larceny, depending on which side of the badge you are

AGLEEK - how the Best-Laid Plans of Mice and Men Gang Aft

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GAUPEN

PRONUNCIATION:
(GAU-puhn)

MEANING:
noun: Two hands cupped together.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Old Norse gaupn (cupped hands). Earliest documented use: 1325.
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GAUPIN - unique Personal Identification Number in Georgia

GAOPEN - where the General's chickens are kept until needed in the kitchen

GASPEN - strugglen for air at high altitude

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FRACTAL

PRONUNCIATION: (FRAK-tuhl)

MEANING: noun: Something, such as a shape, curve, pattern, etc., where smaller parts have the same characteristics.
adjective: Having the form or qualities of a fractal.

ETYMOLOGY: Coined by the mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot (1924-2010), from Latin fractus (broken), from frangere (to break). Earliest documented use: 1975.
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FACTAL - true dat

FRACTOL - organic alcohol, by-product of shale fracturing during oil extraction

'TRACTAL - brand name of that new Bug-Zapper company

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GLABELLA

PRONUNCIATION: (gluh-BEL-uh)

MEANING: noun: The area between the eyebrows, just above the nose.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin glabellus (hairless), diminutive of glaber (smooth). Earliest documented use: 1823.
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GALA BELLA - Lovely party, isn't it?

G.L.A. BELLE - Homecoming Queen at Girls' Latin Academy ("Girls' Latin") in Boston, MA

"G"-LABEL, L.A. - a niche wine produced in southern California

FLABELLA - a small bone within a tendon behind the knee, analagous to the patella in front (actually, that's real - you can look it up here)

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DIACHRONY

PRONUNCIATION: (dy-AK-ruh-nee)

MEANING: noun: Change occurring over a period of time.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek dia- (through) + chronos (time). Earliest documented use: 1939. Contrasted with synchrony.
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DIACHRONE - a singularity moment in a perpendicular time axis (if he can do it, so can I - just not as well)

DI-ATHRONY - after the Princess' fatal car accident, needless to say, she was removed from the line of succession

DI-ACH IRONY - dual acetylcholine molecules can have unexpected effects, he said wryly

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