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LIAISE

PRONUNCIATION: (lee-AYZ)

MEANING: verb intr.:
1. To establish a connection with someone in a different group or organization for purposes of working together, coordinating efforts, exchanging information, etc.
2. To act as a link between two or more parties.

ETYMOLOGY: Back-formation from liaison, from French liaison, from Latin ligation (binding), from ligare (to bind). The word rose to prominence as British military slang during WWII. Earliest documented use: 1928.
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LIMA IS E - what they say in Peru, Indiana, about the city in Ohio (YCLIU)

LIPAISE - a fat-digesting enzyme, sort of

TIA-ISE - to make your sister into an aunt by giving birth

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JERRY-BUILD

PRONUNCIATION: (JER-ee-bild)

MEANING: verb tr.: To build cheaply and sloppily.

ETYMOLOGY: Back-formation from jerry-built. Further derivation unknown. Earliest documented use: 1832.
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JERRY-BUILT - made in Germany in WWI

JERSY-BUILD - to make left-handed (if you come from NYC)

MERRY-BUILD - to construct in Santa's factory at the North Pole

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OSMOSE

PRONUNCIATION: (OZ/OS-mos)

MEANING: verb tr., intr.:
1. To diffuse gradually.
2. To undergo or to subject to osmosis: the diffusion of fluid from a solution of low concentration to one of high concentration through a semipermeable membrane.

ETYMOLOGY: Back-formation from osmosis, from Greek osmos (to push). Earliest documented use: 1884, for osmosis: 1863.
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OZMOSE - how Bullwinlke goes off to see the Wizard

O, S'MORE - Well, if you don't want to toast marshmallows over the campfire, what would you like?

DOS MOUSE - how you use the Disk Operating System

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MANUMISE

PRONUNCIATION: (MAN-yuh-myz)

MEANING: verb tr.: To free from slavery, servitude, or restraint.

ETYMOLOGY: Back-formation from manumission, from Latin manus (hand) + mittere (to let go). Earliest documented use: 1523. A synonym is manumit.
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MANI-MISE - to get one's nails cared for cheaply

CANUMISE - to turn into a dog (especially during a full moon)

MANUMIST - Fella, you have lousy aim!

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ENTHUSE

PRONUNCIATION: (en-THOOS)

MEANING: verb tr.: 1. To make someone enthusiastic.
2. To express something with enthusiasm.
verb intr.: To display enthusiasm.

ETYMOLOGY: back-formation from enthusiasm, from Latin enthusiasmus (inspiration), from Greek enthousiasmos, from enthousiazein (to be inspired by a god), from theos (god). Earliest documented use: 1827.
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ANTHUSE - to sing The Star-Spangled Banner with fervor

ENT HUSH - a silence among the tree creatures of Middle Earth

ENTHOUSE - to increase by three orders of magnitude

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ARISTOLOGY

PRONUNCIATION: (ar-uh-STOL-uh-jee)

MEANING: noun: The art of dining.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek ariston (breakfast, lunch) + -logy (study). Earliest documented use: 1835.
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ARUSTOLOGY - how to make stainless steel

TRISTOLOGY - science of sadness

WRISTOLOGY - telling the time by looking at the back of your hand

ARISTOTLOGY - the Greek philosopher is kinda sluggish today

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DIABLERIE

PRONUNCIATION: (dee-AH-bluh-ree or dee-AB-luh-ree)

MEANING: noun:
1. Sorcery; witchcraft; black magic.
2. A representation of devils or demons in art or literature.
3. Mischievous manner or conduct.

ETYMOLOGY: From French diable (devil), from Latin diabolus (devil), from Greek diabolos (slanderer), from diaballein (to slander), from dia- (across) + ballein (to hurl). Earliest documented use: 1653.
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VIABLERIE - assorted living things

DISABLERIE - various unspecified handicaps

LIABLERIE - legal exposures of all sorts

D-I-Y-BLERIE - small home repair projects, when paying a professional isn't needed

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HELIOPHILOUS

PRONUNCIATION: (hee-lee-AH-fuh-luhs)

MEANING: adjective: Fond of or adapted to sunlight.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek helio- (sun) + -philous (liking). Earliest documented use: 1860.
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HELICOPHILOUS - fond of screws

HELIOPILOUS - golden-blond-haired

HELPOPHILOUS - willing to assist anyone, anywhere, any time

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LOTIC

PRONUNCIATION: (LOH-tik)

MEANING: adjective: Relating to or living in flowing water.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin lotus (washed), past participle of lavere (to wash). Earliest documented use: 1916. A counterpart word is lenitic/lentic (living in still water).
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LORIC - describing Dr Seuss’ Lorax

PLOTIC - (sometimes PLOTTIC) - conspiratorial

LOUIC - comme seize Rois de France

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UMBRIFEROUS

PRONUNCIATION: (uhm-BRIF-uh-ruhs)

MEANING: adjective: Casting a shadow.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin umbra (shade, shadow) + ferre (to bear). Some related words are umbrella, adumbrate, and somber. Earliest documented use: 1616. __________________

NUMBRIFEROUS - quantitative

LUMBRIFEROUS - made of ironwood

UMP-RIFEROUS - describing a game with too many officials on the field

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