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#81564 - 09/23/02 07:30 PM more word  
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Desipience - silliness. "Sapiens" = wise . Tsuwm had the word, but didn't give derivation.


#81565 - 09/23/02 07:48 PM Re: more word  
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Divagate - to stray, wander. I do it all the time. From dis + vagare


#81566 - 09/23/02 07:58 PM Re: more word  
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Divaricate = to stretch apart, put asunder. Kehre die Beinchen nicht in die Höhe, naughty Jove
might be watching.

But when I looked up "prevaricate" I was surpised that the Latin meant "walk crookedly"/


#81567 - 09/23/02 08:14 PM Re: Di/Pre Varicate  
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MW runs em both back to varicare, to straddle.


#81568 - 09/23/02 08:23 PM Re: Di/Pre Varicate  
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Dear Faldage: I used to use slit-trench varicare-fully.


#81569 - 09/23/02 09:43 PM Re:eristic  
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From the goddess of Discord, Eris. Pertaining to controversy, quarrelsome.


#81570 - 09/23/02 10:12 PM Re:flagitious  
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1 Cr, 5: 9 - 13
Christians are to avoid the familiar
conversation of fellow-Christians that are notoriously wicked, and under just
censure for their flagitious practices.


#81571 - 09/24/02 12:00 AM Re:flagitious  
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Dr. Bill, don't get caught flagrante delicto with your flagitous practices!


#81572 - 10/04/02 01:47 AM Re:synectics  
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From "engines of our ingenuity"
Modern engineering designers are up to an odd
piece of work. It's called synectics. The word is
Greek. It means binding different elements, and it
fits invention. We invent when we see relations that
other people have missed.

The word synectics was coined by William Gordon
in 1961. Gordon points out that putting three people
in a room doesn't mean trippling their effect. Three
people with IQ's of 150 aren't apt to perform like
one person with an IQ of 450. You have to do more
than put people in the same space to make them do
what they're capable of doing.



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