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LOB'S POUND

PRONUNCIATION: (LOBZ pound or lobz POUND)

MEANING: noun:
1. Prison.
2. Difficulty.
3. Entanglement.

ETYMOLOGY: From lob (a bumpkin, lout) + pound (enclosure). Earliest documented use: 1597.
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LAB'S POUND - animal shelter that admits only Labrador Retrievers

LOB'S POND - fishing hole out in the country

LOEB'S POUND - one-man show about the modernist American poet, commissioned by the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA

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ALIBLE

PRONUNCIATION: (AL-uh-buhl)

MEANING: adjective: Nutritious; nourishing.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin alere (to nourish). Ultimately from the Indo-European root al- (to grow or to nourish), which also gave us adolescent, adult, old, alumnus, altitude, enhance, coalesce, prolific, altricial, adolesce, hauteur, and palimony. Earliest documented use: 1653.
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FALIBLE - capable of making misstakes

ALIBLED - what happened when the boxer sustained a cut

ALL-BLÉ - nothing but locally-grown flour in our French bread

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FULGURANT

PRONUNCIATION: (FUHL/FULL-guh-ruhnt)

MEANING: adjective:
1. Flashing like lightning.
2. Brilliant.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin fulgurate (to flash), from fulgor (brightness), from fulgere (to shine). Ultimately from the Indo-European root bhel- (to shine or burn), which also gave us blaze, blank, blond, bleach, blanket, flame, refulgent , fulminate, and effulgent. Earliest documented use: 1611.
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FULGRANT - a generous scholarship from the US government to fund "educational exchange" for US citizens to study abroad, and foreign students to do research here, at many levels of post-graduate study; it was begun after World War II after being proposed by Senator J. William Fulbright.

FULGURANTE - what you need to join a red-hot poker game

FUGURANT - capable of being developed into a many-voiced musical composition; Johann Sebastian Bach was a master of this type of composition

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ANFRACTUOUS

PRONUNCIATION: (an-FRAK-choo-uhs)

MEANING: adjective: Full of twists and turns.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin anfractus (winding), from an- (around) + fractus, past participle of frangere (to break). Earliest documented use: 1425.
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ANFRANCTUOUS - like the diary of a young girl caught up with her family in a catastrophic situation beyond her control

ANFRACTIOUS - not unruly, quarrelsome, testy

ANFRACTUOUS - never looking similar, no matter how much the scale is magnifed or reduced

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HELlOTROPIC

PRONUNCIATION: (hee-lee-uh-TROP-ik, -TROH-pik)

MEANING: adjective: Turning toward the sun or the light.

ETYMOLOGY: from Greek helio- (sun) + -tropic (turning). Earliest documented use: 1875.
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HELlCOTROPIC - attracted to screwing

HELLOTROPIC - tending to turn to face those who greet you

ELlOT RO PIC - a photographic image created by Mr. E. Ro

HE-LlON TROPIC - preferring the lion with the best mane

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ANTELUCAN

PRONUNCIATION: (an-tuh-LOO-kuhn)

MEANING: adjective: Before dawn.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin ante- (before) + lux (light). Earliest documented use: 1609.
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INTEL-U-CAN ! - motivational slogan for a chip-maker

TANTE LUCAN - my mother's sister from Berlin

ANTE-LUCAS - that would be Hollywood before 1977 and the release of Star Wars (His American Graffiti had come out in 1973, but that doesn't count)

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TERGIVERSATE

PRONUNCIATION: (tuhr-JIV-uhr-sayt, TUHR-juh-vuhr-sayt)

MEANING:
verb intr.:
1. To evade or to equivocate.
2. To change one’s loyalties.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin tergiversari (to turn one’s back), from tergum (back) + vertere (to turn). Earliest documented use: 1654.
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HER GIVER'S ATE - a way of assigning an estimate to how she responds to fund-raising appeals

FERGIVER SATE - ran outa patience with this kind of behavior

TERGID VERSATE - producing bulging, ready-to-pop poetry

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LOGGERHEAD

PRONUNCIATION: (LOG-uhr-hed)

MEANING: noun:
1. A blockhead: a dull or slow-witted person.
2. A loggerhead turtle.

ETYMOLOGY: From dialectal logger (block of wood) + head, from Old English heafod (top of the body). Earliest documented use: 1595.
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LODGERHEAD - where the residents of the boarding house meet their bathroom needs

LONGERHEAD - one way to differentiate among hammers

LOGGER HEAR - how he knows to get out of the way when a tree is falling

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HOUGH

PRONUNCIATION: (hok)

MEANING: verb tr.: To cripple, disable, or to make ineffective.
noun: The joint in the hind leg of a quadruped animal such as a horse, equivalent to the ankle in a human.

ETYMOLOGY: From Old English hoh (heel). Earliest documented use: 1400.
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HOUSH - a drunk's residence

PHO: UGH! - I don't like that Vietnamese soup

HAUGH - a pugnacious air of superiority; if you have it you are "haughty"

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ANTIFRACTIOUS - holding together, like the strong nuclear force

ANTIFACTIOUS - dogmatic and untrue

ANAFRACTIOUS - breaking up (opposite of catafractious, breaking down)

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