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#224308 - 05/09/16 04:39 PM Re: mess hall [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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LICIT

PRONUNCIATION: (LIS-it)

MEANING: adjective: Legal or legitimate.

ETYMOLOGY: From licere (to be allowed), which also gave us license and leisure. Earliest documented use: 1483.
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LICE-T - If I object to his lyrics am I nit-picking?

LIXIT - what a five-year-old does to an ice-cream cone

L.I.CAT - Dude lives in Rockville Center

#224314 - 05/10/16 12:30 AM Re: mess hall [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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#224318 - 05/10/16 12:53 PM Alliterative Companion [Re: May]  
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Peckable- Peter Piper's Practical Principles of Plain and Perfect Pronunciation

#224321 - 05/10/16 11:15 PM it's a triple negative! [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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PECCABLE

PRONUNCIATION: (PEK-uh-buhl)

MEANING: adjective: Imperfect; flawed; capable of sinning.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin peccare (to err or sin). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ped- (foot), which also gave us pedal, podium, octopus, impeach, peccavi, and peccadillo (alluding to a stumble or fall). Earliest documented use: 1604.

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DECCABLE - imprintable on a shellac disc 10" or 12" in diameter which will rotate at 78 RPM and make music

PCCABLE - what you used to need to connect your computer to a keyboard or mouse or printer

PECTABLE - 1. where you look up your chest muscle size to see where you rank
2. not unworthy of being well-thought-of again

#224323 - 05/11/16 02:46 PM Nice weather we're having, isn't it? [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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CLEMENT

PRONUNCIATION: (KLEM-uhnt)

MEANING: adjective: Mild; gentle; lenient.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin clemens (gentle, mild). Earliest documented use: 1483.
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CLEMENTI -
1. pl of CLEMENTUS
2. the first Pope Clement (even though he didn't know it at the time)
3. a composer of gentle sonatas and sonatinas

CELEMENT - the one after the B element

CLEMEN - enrollees in the all-male College of Lower Education

#224329 - 05/12/16 01:21 PM surpasseth understanding [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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EFFABLE

PRONUNCIATION: (EF-uh-buhl)

MEANING: adjective: Capable of being expressed.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin fari (to speak). Ultimately from the Indo-European root bha- (to speak), which also gave us fable, fairy, fate, fame, blame, confess, and infant (literally, one unable to speak). Earliest documented use: 1637.
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EFFABRE - a brand of pencil; see here and here

UFFABLE - tending to be grumpy; see Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky

ELFABLE - Dobby's Story

#224340 - 05/13/16 07:24 PM Re: surpasseth understanding [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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SCRUTABLE

PRONUNCIATION: (SKROO-tuh-buhl)

MEANING: adjective: Capable of being understood.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin scrutari (to examine), from scruta (trash), which also gave us scrutiny, scrutator, and scrutate. Earliest documented use: 1604.
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SPRUTABLE - the list of gluten-free products

SCOUTABLE - can be examined in advance, so as to Be Prepared

SCRUMTABLE - what you play rugby on at the pub

#224363 - 05/16/16 10:57 AM Re: mess hall [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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REFEAT Accomplish the same impossible task yet again.

Oops I seem to have missed a page.

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#224367 - 05/16/16 08:32 PM Refeat [Re: Tromboniator]  
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REFEAT

I beat 'im again! And if I do it one more time it'll be a threefeat!
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FACTIOUS

PRONUNCIATION: (FAK-shuhs)

MEANING: adjective: Divisive; seditious; relating to or arising from faction.

ETYMOLOGY: From French factieux (seditious) and Latin factiosus (partisan), from facere (to do). Ultimately from the Indo-European root dhe- (to set or put), which is also the source of do, deed, factory, fashion, face, rectify, defeat, sacrifice, satisfy, Sanskrit sandhi (joining), Urdu purdah (veil, curtain), and Russian duma (council). Earliest documented use: 1527.
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FACETIOUS - having many faces, like an elaborately-cut diamond (What, you were expecting some kind of tongue-in-cheek remark?)

FLACTIOUS - like a sycophant or toady or yes-man (or anti-aircraft fire)

FACTIOLUS - a tiny bit of truth

#224378 - 05/17/16 06:58 PM disowned [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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1089 is a lotta posts, and a lo-o-o-ng thread (as well as a very interesting number...)

Let's continue the thread here!


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