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HYALINE

PRONUNCIATION: (HY-uh-lin/leen)

MEANING: adjective: Like glass: transparent or translucent.
noun: A substance that is transparent or translucent.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek hualos (glass). Earliest documented use: 1661.
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HYALIE - nickname for a Forida racetrack

HYALIE - or a former Emperor of Ethiopia

SHY A LINE - how to describe my incomplete script

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BALSAM

PRONUNCIATION: balsam

MEANING: noun
1. Something that soothes or heals.
2. An aromatic resinous substance from certain trees and plants.
3. A preparation, for example an ointment, made with such a substance.
4. Such a tree or a plant.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin balsamum, from Greek balsamon, of Semitic origin. Earliest documented use: before 1150

(BAWL-suhm)

MEANING: noun
1. Something that soothes or heals.
2. An aromatic resinous substance from certain trees and plants.
3. A preparation, for example an ointment, made with such a substance.
4. Such a tree or a plant.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin balsamum, from Greek balsamon, of Semitic origin. Earliest documented use: before 1150.
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BAWL, SAM - if you're gonna play such sad songs on your piano, that's what I'm gonna do

BALSA "OM" - a talisman carved out of soft wood, for purposes of meditation

BALI SAM - the consort of Bloody Mary, in South Pacific

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EXULTATION

PRONUNCIATION: (eg-zuhl-TAY-shuhn)

MEANING: noun: The act or state of triumphant joy.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin exsultare (to exult, to leap up), from ex- (out) + saltare (to leap), frequentative of salire (to leap). Earliest documented use: 1425.
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EXCULTATION - counteracting the brainwashing practiced by some extreme groups

LEXULTATION - the joy of reading a dictionary

EXUSTATION [pronounced "eks-you-STA-shən"] - former name of the tube connecting the oropharynx with the middle ear

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BALDERDASH

PRONUNCIATION: (BAWL-duhr-dash)

MEANING: noun: Nonsense.

ETYMOLOGY: Origin unknown. Earliest documented use: 1596.
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BALDER CASH - remuneration for selling your hair to a wig-making company

BALD END ASH - what's left after you burn your hairless wood baseball bat

BALD, DER DACH - today the walls; soon, the roof!

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BALLSOME - having cojones

BALL SUM - the number of spheres that will fit into a given volume

BALHAM - a London suburb, near the proverbial 'man on the Clapham omnibus'

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AMIABLE amiable

PRONUNCIATION: (AY-mee-uh-buhl)

MEANING: adjective: Pleasant; friendly.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin amicus (friend), which also gave us amity, amicus curiae, amigo, inimical, and enemy. Earliest documented use: 1375.
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ACIABLE - ful of oxidant berries

ARIA BLÉ - song about French wheat

ACMIABLE - Wile E. Coyote can order this item from the catalog

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PALOOKA

PRONUNCIATION: (puh-LOOK-uh)

MEANING: noun:
1. Someone incompetent or inexperienced, especially as a boxer.
2. A clumsy or foolish person.

ETYMOLOGY: Of unknown origin. The word was popularized by the comic strip Joe Palooka, which debuted in 1930. Earliest documented use: 1920.
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PA, LOOK ! - See, Dad? No hands!

POLO OKA - a gourd which when dried is used for a ball in the gentlemen's sport involving ponies and mallets

PALOOMA - a Spanish bird, "doove" in English

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LYCANTHROPY

PRONUNCIATION: (ly-KAN-thruh-pee)

MEANING: noun:
1. A delusion that one has transformed into a wolf.
2. The process of or ability to transform into a wolf.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek lykos (wolf) + -anthropy (human). Earliest documented use: 1584.
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SLYCANTHROPY - becoming a clever and deceptive critter every full moon

LYCANTH ROPE - a thick cable made from lycanth stems and leaves

LYSANTHROPY - transforming into a disinfectant

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HELIOPHOBIA

PRONUNCIATION: (hee-lee-uh-FO-bee-uh)

MEANING: noun: Fear of sunlight or bright light.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek helio- (sun) + -phobia (fear). Earliest documented use: 1885.
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HELIOPHORIA - the glorious sense of the warm sun on your skin

HELICOPHOBIA - fear of screwing

HELIOPROBIA - sending exploratory instruments to examine the sun

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EXHALATION – it takes my breath away!

EXULATION – exterior insulation

EXILLARATION – strict association of cause and effect (from Latin ex illa re, 'from that fact')

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