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PEJORIST

PRONUNCIATION: (PEJ-uh-rist)

MEANING: noun: A person who believes that the world is getting worse.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin peior (worse). Earliest documented use: 1879.
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PEZORIST - a collector of plastic themed candy-dispensers; popular in the 19650s and 60s,
but actually created in 1927 and still available today

MEJOR-IST - a Spanish-speaker who thinks things can always be improved

PEORIST - citizen of central Illinois (about 400 miles east of Omaha, Nebraska)

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GABERLUNZIE

PRONUNCIATION: gab-uhr-LUHN-zee)

MEANING: noun: A wandering beggar, especially one who is licensed.

ETYMOLOGY: From Scots, further origin unknown. Earliest documented use: 1508.
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GABERLUNGIE - air-breathing

GABERDUNZIE - a tightly woven fabric with a smooth, lustrous finish, twill weave, and diagonal ribs on the right side.

GABERLUN-ZINE - an electronic publication devoted to news of Gaberlun.

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DANDIPRAT

PRONUNCIATION: (DAN-dee-prat)

MEANING: noun
1. An inconsequential person.
2. A person of small stature.
3. A child.

ETYMOLOGY: Of unknown origin. Earliest documented use: 1525. Dandiprat was also the name of a silver coin in 16th-century England, worth three halfpence.
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DANDI CRAT - proponent of government by the foppish

DONDI PRAT - comic strip waif makes an ass of himself

D. AND I RAT - we're turning States evidence

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LOGODAEDALUS

PRONUNCIATION:
(log-uh-DEE-duh-luhs)

MEANING:
noun: One skilled with words.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin logodaedalia, from Greek logodaidalia, from logodaidalos, from logos (word) + daedalus (skillful). Earliest documented use: 1611.
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LOCO DAEDALUS - How could he fly so close to the Sun like that? Of course he was crazy!

LOGO: DAEDALUS - Assessing the interest level in Portrait of the Artise and Uysses Steven decided to establish a formal Web presence with all the trappings, and hired a commercial artist to design a truly memorable icon

LO! GOD AGED ALL US - Dust we were and to dust returneth, eventually

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LENTITUDE

PRONUNCIATION: (LEN-tuh-tood/tyood)

MEANING: noun: Slowness or sluggishness.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin lentus (slow). Earliest documented use: 1623.
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LENTITUDE - the sense of entitlement and grudging surliness that accompanies a loan

LANTITUDE - mixing urine with one's beer

LENTITTDE - the water level in the bay rises and falls twice a day, but oh, so slowly

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VIRID

PRONUNCIATION: (VIR-id)

MEANING: adjective: Bright green.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin viridis (green), from virere (to be green). Earliest documented use: 1600.
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VIROID - like Roman numeral 6

VIRIDE - when you take your girlfriend Violet for a spin in your convertible

VIXID - Who was that foxy lady I saw you with last night?

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COTERMINOUS

PRONUNCIATION: (koh-TUHR-muh-nuhs)

MEANING: adjective:
1. Having the same or coincident boundaries.
2. Meeting at the ends.
3. Contained within the same boundaries.
4. Having the same scope, meaning, extent, etc.: synonymous.

ETYMOLOGY: Alteration of conterminous, from Latin con- (with) + terminus (boundary). Earliest documented use: 1799.
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CO-VERMINOUS - simultaneous infestation of rate and mice

CO-GERMINOUS - having chicken pox and a strep throat at the same time

COPTER-MINUS - we need one more MedEvac aircraft

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SALVIFIC

PRONUNCIATION: (sal-VIF-ik)

MEANING: adjective: Having the power to save or redeem.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin salvus (safe). Ultimately from the Indo-European root sol- (whole), which also gave us solid, salute, save, salvo, soldier, catholicity, solicitous, solicitude, salutary, and salubrious. Earliest documented use: 1591.
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SAL' VI-IC - Room 6-99 in the Rome Hilton

SOLVIFIC - genius at working out problems

SALVIAFIC - like a plant in the largest genus of the sage family Lamiaceae

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AUNT RALLY - large family get-together

GAUNT SALLY - spoof version of 1970s rock band Thin Lizzy

VAUNT ALLY - stick up for your friend

AUNTIE'S ALL(E)Y - BBC broadcasting station at Alexandra Palace, London (from the BBC's nickname 'Auntie', and the building's nickname 'Ally Pally')

AIN'T SILLY - Well said!

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DANDICAT - Puss in Boots

CANDIMAT - vending machine for confectionery

RANDIPRAT - lecherous fool

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