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What's one really cool word for today? Part 6.

Asked by ibstubro (18770points) March 16th, 2016

I’ll start:

Flibbertigibbet

Read in a Bruce DeSilva novel today.
Have fun with it!

From #5.

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Pretentious.

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Filibustering

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Cacophony.

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Hubris (Trump style)

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You wanted a really cool word, so how about supercooling?

(Since we normally deal with superheated steam in our business, we don’t see this much.)

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Hotwaterheater

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Euphonious

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Spaghettification

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Obfuscation

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Bouncebackability (having the gumption necessary to rise proud after a steep fall)

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Flatulence

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Gassification

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Pernickety (a trait frequently seen on these pages)

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Precocious

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Obambulate. Legit word. It means to wander about aimlessly. After eight years, the Right missed that one completely. You saw it here first.

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Vermilion. Not a huge fan of red, but I am a fan of this red color’s name.

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Carbuncle

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Vermillion – a pigment or color made from mercuric sulfide very toxic, but a beautiful reddish-orange

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Varmint

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Blunderbuss

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Brexit

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Mandible
Since we do so much jawin’ ‘round these parts.

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Cacophony

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Humuhumunukunukuapa’a – - Hawaiian State Fish

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Hubris

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Penile Corona (Every man a King!)

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Krakatoa (broken metatarsal)

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Metatarsi

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Ungowa

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Spring. (Okay, it’s a few days early, but Winter seems to have ended several weeks early, so sue me.)

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Pugnacious

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Supercilious

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Super-silly-us!

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Super-funny-us.

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Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

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Serpentine

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Susurration

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Fomented

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Barnacle @ibstubro Whippet good! lol

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Begorra

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Leprechaun

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Guinness

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Shillelagh

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serendipity

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metamorphosis

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Photosynthesis

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Chevron

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Xylophobe

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Phloem

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Homophone

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Monolithic

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Petroglyph

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Radiograph

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Telemetry

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Astrophysics

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Phylogeny

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Pyrotechnics

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Pyroclastic flow

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Pusillanimous

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Perpendicular

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Isosceles

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Triangular

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Trumpeter – apparently, it’s huge

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surreptitious

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credenza

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parallax

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antediluvian

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galactic

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^ 7 with one blow! lol

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Antidisestablishmentarianism

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Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

OK, it’s a medical term, and there’s some controversy as to whether it’s truly a word…oh well, sue me!

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Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyllllantysiliogogogoch
(Actual name of village in Wales)

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^^^ I’m of Welsh descent, good gawd, poor children in that village, trying to learn to pronounce and spell that name! Do they just call it Llanfair for short?

PIZZA! Friday night indulgence yay!

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Proxydoxy = a substitute religion.

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^^ I believe it’s shortened yes, just don’t stand too close to a welshman when he says it…lots of spitting

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Nefarious

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Remuda Going to feed the remuda now

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Ramalamadingdong

Urban dictionary it if you don’t believe me.

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Marquis

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Circumlocution

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odoriferous

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Pusillanimous

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Somnambulant

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Onomatopoeia.

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Bonanza

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Indefatigable

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Ideology

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Percolate

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Caffeinate

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Undulate

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Imagining caffeinated undulations. Ha-ha!

Clinomania

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Doromania

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Catacomb

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Cataclysmic

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onomatopoeia

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Resurrection
Late Easter!

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Crucify

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Crux….

As in…the crux of the biscuit…
(Who am I quoting?)__

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Moot
IDK @Yetanotheruser but am interested!

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Zapped
Hint

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“Billy is a mountain”

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Porcine

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Confused (!)

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Apostrophe’

@Stinley The link should help you. It’s a reference to a line in the song, and @ibstubro and @Tropical_Willie seem to be fans of the artist, as am I.

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susurrus

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Cyanide

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Cattywampus

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Twiddle

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Wattles

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shortstop

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Verbose @CWOTUS is batter up! lol

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Rapacious

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Vermilion

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Cerulean @Stinley has got it.

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Bandersnatch

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Cubicle

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compersion

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exegesis

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condign

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amanuensis

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provocative

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Proforma

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Panglossian

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Pangaean

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Pentagon

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Pentangle

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Peripatetic

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Elucidate

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Eucalyptus

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Catalpa

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catalogue
(well, I am a librarian..)

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Catastrophe

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Ambulatory

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Ambiguous

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Androgynous

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Ambivalent.

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Ambidexterous

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Cranium

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Ambience

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Ambergris

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Melodious

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Zydeco

Inspired by the previous word and this song

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I love Zydeco music!

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Acuteness

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Eschew Obfuscation – a motto to live by

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Accentuate

I love those weird salmander thingies. haha

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Acapella

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Archipelago

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Fenugreek

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Feng Shui

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Fermentation

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Fascinator

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Factorisation

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Factotum

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Ejaculate

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h-h-how did you get from janitor to ejaculate @Coloma? LOL
Educate

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@Stinley Haha, I have no idea, it just popped up, pun intended. lol

Feckless

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Gormless

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နိဗ္ဗာန်

Nirvana

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Sycophantic

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Ingurgitate

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Chiaroscuro

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Aubergine

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Courgette

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Coquette

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Croquette

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Prerogative

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privilege

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Premiere
Don’t forget since it’s my word, you have to pronounce it the British way PREM-i-err. Not prem-EER

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Aluminum (spelled, not “spelt” and pronounced in the correct American way)

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Colour (not color)

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Interrogations

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Smattering

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Kombucha

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Prestidigitation

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Escargot

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Bonito excellent fish for drying and being smoked

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Bonhomie

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Bonafide

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Bonvivant

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Bon voyage

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Somnambulant

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Alabaster

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Carondelet

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Confectioner

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Cashmere

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Kashimir

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Kathmandu Capital of Nepal

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balayage

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Bayonet

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agronometric

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Malevolent

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Sparten

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^^spartan?
Tartan

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Xylophone

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Prodigiously

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Persnickety

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Harbinger

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Degaussing

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Defragmentation

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Defenestration

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Chocolatier

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Confectioner

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Jambalaya

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Plethora

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Phideaux

Pronounced “Fi-do”.

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Flummox

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Retrospective

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Ruminant Mooooo

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Meteorol

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Masticate

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Culinarian

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Languish

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Constellation

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Consternation

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Convoluted

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Convivial

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Confounded

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Hullabaloo!
Tell me that’s not a great word!

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Halitosis

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Halibut
stop making such a hullabaloo @ibstubro

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Haflinger a breed of horse developed in Austria

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Snowblower

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Crustacean

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Curmudgeon

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Bludgeon

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Stanchion

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Strychnine

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Oxymoron

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Gesundheit!

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Hobgoblin

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gobbledygook

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juxtaposition

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Turnstile

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Tourniquet

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Turncoat

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Skullduggery

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Skirmish

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Squeamish

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Fritters

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Frittata

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Piña colada

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Pinnacle

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Blether (which is blather in Scottish!)

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Blither a variant of the above two posted words

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abstemious

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Denature

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Of course I have to go for
Denture
What did you expect @Yetanotheruser ?

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Pirouette

Shall we dance?

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Minestrone

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Cantankerous

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Surreptitious

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Borogroves

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@Yetanotheruser I hadn’t heard of Borogroves so googled it. Is it the Jabberwocky word? Google says it’s spelt Borogoves.
Quince

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Cacophony

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Wince!

@Stinley, That is indeed the Jabberwocky word, and I did uncharacteristically misspell it. Good catch!

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Lepidoptera

Ian’s learning about butterflies and moths today.

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Fricassee

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Coax
cause I thought hoax would elicit it above

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Coatimundi

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@Coloma they are cuties!
Guddle

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Muddle, Befuddle. lol

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Guitarrón

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Hurdy-gurdy

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Wing ding.

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Amphiesmenoptera

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Hodgepodge

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Higglety-pigglety

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Nitpicky

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I always google my words but I see now that it was corrected to higgledy-piggledy!
Disarray

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Squabble haha

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Picaresque

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Picayune

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Explication

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Voluptuous

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Curvaceous

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Prickly

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Plump, voluptuous, curvaceous and prickly! One can only imagine…!

Untouchable

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Ebonics LOL

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Mellifluous

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Melodious

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Felonious

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Fellatio well ya know, it just tied in perfectly. haha

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Svelte
Darlink

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Prestidigitator

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Tarnish

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Travesty

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Obsolete

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Obfuscate

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Obliterate

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Obelisk

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Obsidian How many “Ob” words are there? haha

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Obstinate

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Obscene

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Obsession

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annnnd…#15…. Obligation

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Obstruction.

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Obituary

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Obstreperous

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Obligato musically inclined

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@Espiritus_Corvus Cool word, never heard of it until now.

So are we moving on to “P” words now, okay. haha

Pontificate

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Perambulate

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Pollinate

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Precarious

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Pugnacious

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Pugilistic

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Pulchritude

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Serendipity

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Polydactyl

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Polysaccharide

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Polygamy

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Postulate

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Bloviate lets do “blo” words now. haha

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Blowhard

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Bloated

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Bloodlust

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Blocked

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Blasting

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Blasphemy

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Blackguards

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^^^ Haha, when my daughter was little she called her nostrils ” blowholes” becasue she was obsessed with whales. lol

Blather

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Cantina

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capricious

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Cacophony

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Chrysalis

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Kinnikinnick

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^ are you choking? haha

Scintillating

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Celadon (green)

Cool color names!

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Fiddlesticks

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Great color @Coloma

Caerulean a blue to cyan

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Aureolin (cobalt yellow)

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Cerulean a shade of blue

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Flounce

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Purple Mountain Majesty

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above the fruited plain…. lol

Rampart

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Monkey. :-p

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Chunky Oooh, Ben & Jerrys Chunky Monkey. lol

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Chardonnay

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Remuda a string of ranch ponies

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Ramada A ramada provides complete shade as well as protection from rain. The closed roof traps heat, which can be beneficial in colder weather. Ramadas are often placed over outdoor kitchens or near an outdoor fireplace.

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Floribunda

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Flourish

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Fluoresce

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Coalesce

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Septicemia or Septicaemia if you are British

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Vascular

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Asphyxiate Anacondas asphyxiate you. lol

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Albuquerque

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Albacore

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Albatross

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Altruistic

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psychophysiology

Let me explain: Every repeated letter, p, s, y,h, and o, is pronounced differently. I thought that was pretty cool.

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Sesquipedalian

Don’t know if it’s been used yet, don’t feel like searching, don’t really care!

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Sequester

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Terrapin

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Trapezoid

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Rhizome

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Razzmatazz

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Scintillated

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Scintilla

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Chupacabra!

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Chardonnay

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Malamute

Cool dog breed names

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@Yetanotheruser comedian in a cardigan

Labrador
(dog breed and a place. Double bonus)

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Blood Hound My favorite breed

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Metatarsal

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Metaphysical

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Metatron

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Sandalphon

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chikungunya

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Flotsam

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Sandalwood I just got a soap with sandalwood.

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Eucalyptus

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Kookaburra

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Pollinator

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Pollster

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Pollution

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Palistrade

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Palindrome

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Crepuscular

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Swallowtail

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Antediluvian

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@reijinni Ack…Aspic. The horror of my childhood when my mom made Tomato aspic dalald. Gawd, the 60’s Jello mold craze. hah—

Antebellum —I always wanted to restore an old plantation home in the south somewhere.—

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Hexagenarian

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Hexagonal

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Gargantuan

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Geriatric

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fatalistic

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Futuristic

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Fanfaronade

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Lemonade

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Pineapple haha, pineapple lemonade maybe?

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Enrobing how they cover chocolate candy bars

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Enobling

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Encapsulate

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Capsicum

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Cummerbund

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Curmudgeon

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Andy Rooney

Catamaran

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Catatonic

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Languedoc

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Parsimonious

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Paparazzi

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participle

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bromeliad

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Polyunsaturated

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Polynesian

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crepuscular

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Muscular

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Ozymandias

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Prophylactic haha

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Pettifogger

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Petticoat

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