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What's one really cool word for today? Part 8.

Asked by Strauss (21150points) August 9th, 2016

Part 7 was getting a little slow, and had over 500 answers, so I decided I’d start part 8.

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Doppelganger (from Part 7}

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@Yetanotheruser
It is spelt “Doppelgänger”.
Grundstücksverkehrsgenehmigungszuständigkeitsübertragungsverordnung

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^^Regulation surface transport permit?

Floccinaucinihilipilification: The act or habit of estimating something as worthless.

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Defenestration. Suggest it to a jelly that you know.

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eggshells

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Umlaut

@ragingloli I really know about the umlaut, but I forgot to use it here. I used it in part 7.

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Bigly.

That amazing new adverb coined by you-know-who(m?)

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Biggles. I was first introduced to the name as a throwaway line in Jethro Tull’s Thick As a Brick album… a lifetime ago. But I let it go without researching who Biggles was or why a British boy might have needed him last Saturday (as the line goes). Until I saw the name come up again in the context of the great WW2 documentary series “The World At War”, and finally looked it up. Cool word, for sure.

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Refulgent

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Bellicose

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Repechage

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Omnium

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regatta
spinnaker
genoa
mains’l
jib
daggerboard
broad reach
abeam
abaft
aloft
catboat

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Main’t. As in May Not.

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Recalcitrant

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Ahoy!

Can anyone tell me the correct maritime response to “Ahoy?”

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Alexander Graham Bell answered the phone saying, “Ahoy hoy.”

Thomas Edison promoted “hello” as a short word that was easily heard over crappy phone lines, to signal a successful connection. The alternative was, ironically, a bell.

And now you know…the rest of the story. Good day!

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Khaaaaaaaaan!!

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Dildolicious.

Assholy.

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@Yetanotheruser Here is how one is supposed to respond to “ahoy”.

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Jailbait

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Perfunctory

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@Yetanotheruser haha, I knew that! Imagine if we answered our phones saying “Ahoy!”

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Aye-aye!

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Obbligato

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Obstruction.

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Callipygian = ?

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buxom
comely
zaftig
svelte

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Flotsam

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prestidigitation
mastication
micturition
parturition
regurgitation
defalcation
fruition

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@CWOTUS Dude…you’re on a roll. haha

Buxom

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I was going to say “Bosomly”, but I wont!

Glossolalia

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Burlesque

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Amphictyonic

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@Yetanotheruser I used “Flotsam” 11 above you. :-p

Flagrant

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Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

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Lysergic

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Acid LOL

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Diethylamide

snicker!

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Methylhexahydroindolochinolincarbonsäurediethylamid

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Wankpheasant

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consolepeasant

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somuchless

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Prophylactic

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Anaphylaxis

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Pastafarian

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Opporchancity

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Porpoising

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Intervention

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Re-Porpoising haha

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Intercontinental

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salubrious

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also salacious

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sesshoumaru

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Shoshone

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sushi (and sashimi)

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Slovenly

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Inanition

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peregrination

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exploitation

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Exquisite

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Fricassee

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Petticoat

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Junction

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Wienerschnitzel

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Sauerkraut

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Bratwurst

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Braunschweiger

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Flagrant

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Promontory.

I just missed that in a game of hangman

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Lee shore

(A terror to sailors.)

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Wait a minute . . . a pop quiz, is that a Testicle?

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Faschistenstaat.

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Fascinator

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Feathery

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Kayak going kayking up at a mountain lake here in about an hour. Beat the friggin’ heat. Yay!

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Krakatoa

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Inamorata. Love that word.

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Changeling

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Channeling.

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Transmigration

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Transhumance. It’s not what you think.

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Pastoral

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Baggywrinkle

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Fo’c’sle

@ragingloli Frottage of the baggywrinkle is encouraged near the futtocks.

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Abaft the beam

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Well, gunwales (pronounced as “gunnels”).

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Magdalen

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Larboard

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@Yetanotheruser The Scandinavians still call port larbord – an old Viking term.

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Barnacle

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Starboard . . . another Norse term, meaning the side on which the steeringboard, the starboard, is hung.

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Batrachophagous One who eats Frogs. :-/

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coprophagous

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Anthropophagous

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A purple anthropophagus.

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Vagrancy

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Granular

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Megalodon

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Snicker-snack

No, not the candy bar!

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Scantlings

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scuppers

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spanker-mast

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Mizzen tops’l (good grief, is everyone a sailor now?)

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Ahoy! lol

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I love it when you talk nautical!

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^^^Well blow me, I mean blimey. lol

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The largest cable in the rigging was the Main Brace, which ran from above the maintop to just below the foretop.

Splice the main brace, however, was a euphemism for issuing an extra ration of rum. If your main brace actually separated, your ship was likely doomed, and there would be no time for splicing.

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Ruminate

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Barracuda

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@Coloma , thanks for that earworm!

Ambush

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@BellaB I know huh? Me too…ugh…I have no “heart”. lol

Sanguine

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Salamander

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Salami haha

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Machismo

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misogynist

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Misanthropic

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Mise en place

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Garde manger

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Managerial

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Cockles

(and mussels, alive, alive-oh)

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Fishmonger

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Porcine

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Chorizo

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Chimichanga

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Anatidaephobia

Fear of ducks watching you.

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@Yetanotheruser haha, we used to say “Walka Walka” to herd the pair of ducks up to the barn at my old place. Funny!

@Espiritus_Corvus Love it, just sent it to my duck loving friend.

Wanka lol

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Brigantine

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Analoid. (The generic name for a type of synthetic intelligence yet to be invented. Check any dictionary published after 2350.)

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Masticate

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Engorgement

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Affluenza

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@Setanta Hah…love that term.

Quesadilla Mmm,,,my dinner, swiss cheese quesadillas,

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Chimichanga

When I first heard the term I tried calling them Chi-Chi mangos!

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Parangaricutirimicuaro (Yes, it is actually a word)

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Parasite

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Parallel

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Brackish

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Beer and skittles

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Panache

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Pandemic

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Colloquialism

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Coquette

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Scourge

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Scrounge

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Colonoscopy

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Clothespin

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amulated spurving bearing
prefabulated amulite
turbo-encabulator
malleable logarithmic casing
pantamentric fan
panendermic semi-boloid slots in the stator
nonreversible tremie pipe
differential girdlespring
grammeters
kiab machines
gonkulators
frammis
sychro-smash transmission

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Autodidact

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Smattering

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Fellatio lol

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Facial

(farcical fellatio?)

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Felicity

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Manscape

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Bromance

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Flutherific
Fluthergasmic
Fluthergasmic pancakes

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Crêpe Suzette

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Alouette

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Abalone

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Australopithecus

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Animosity

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Hamburger

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Hamiltonian

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Coxswain

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Lavender

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lascivious

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Scrumptious

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Bloviate

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Percolate

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Extraneous

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Asinine

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Phalarope

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Jackanapes

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Jackalope

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Cantaloupe

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Antelope

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Envelope

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Interlope

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^ haha

Periscope

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Group-grope

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Monopoly

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Ungulate

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Innovate

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Constrain

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Engrained

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Sustained

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Submerge

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Terrarium

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Watership Down

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Terrapin Station

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@Yetanotheruser Love that album

Statutory

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^^ Me too!

Hallucinatory

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Rambulatory

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Glorious

Terrapin Station, for anyone interested…

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Gloriole

Thanks!

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Terrapin Station and Morning Glories, 2 favorites!

Spunky!

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Baltimore

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Peterbilt

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Kinton Ramen

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Ummm…. Tonkotsu!

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Intonation

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Exogenous

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Taxidermy

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Dermatitis

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Cottage cheese

two words / 1 meaning

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Ricotta cheese

similar but different

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Cheddar cheese

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Oleomargarine

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Articulate

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Conversation

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Consternation

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Stabilizer

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Altercation

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Elegance

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Protozoa

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Pinhead

@Espiritus_Corvus I think Alleron should be spelled Aileron.

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^^You’re right. I knew it looked strange. Thanks.

Pinocchio

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Punchinello

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This is really weird, my answers keep disappearing as soon as I hit the “answer” button

Panache

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Angelical

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Autocrat

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Autonomy

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Shuffle

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Triglycerides

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Ecclesiastic

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Juniper

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Juxtaposition

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Julienne

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Argonaut

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Cosmonaut

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Juggernaut. A man who pursues jugs.

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Astronaut A man that pursues ass? lol

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^^That would be a Calipygianphiliac.

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Cannabinaut?

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Fun with words!

Neologisms

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Neoprene

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Neophyte Be gentle – - LOL

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Aerophobia

(The fear of flying)

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Anatidaephobia fear of Ducks watching you

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Cnidarophobia

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Phytoplankton

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Plethora

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Onomatopoeia

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cellophane

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Weight

Riddle me this: How much weight in a pound of feathers?

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Height

How about 0.003 grams? Sorry I don’t know how to convert that.

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Depth

Six fathoms, or 36 feet, which is about 11 meters.

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Profound
@Yetanotheruser one pound of weight. Can’t catch me on that oldie!

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Answer

@mimishu1995 453.592 grams; one pound of anything weighs one pound!

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^ Invisible

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Heretic

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Two physicians are a PARADOX

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Hydrox Gimme some Oreos

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Epiglottis

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Effluvious

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Effervescent

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Evanescent

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Phosphorescent

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Phosphates

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pospholuminescent

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Tumescent

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Phospholuminescent Priapism

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Avalanche

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Massage Ciao wordsmiths…have a 4:30 rub down on the books, I’ll be a real bowl of Jelly when I return. haha

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Interlocutor

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Monocular

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Promisory

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Pestilential

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Humdinger

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Humidor

@BellaB I like Humidex, which I understand is only used in Canada. It sounds so much more meteorlogical and adult than the childlike “feels-like temperature” which is used down here. That really grinds on me whenever I hear it.

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@Espiritus_Corvus I hate that phrase too! So stupid. “Real temp. 92, Feels like 92”, oookay. haha

Humiliate

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Hyphenate

@Espiritus_Corvus – yes! a grown-up science word :)

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Hyperventilate

@BellaB Exactly.

@Coloma Yes, Humiliate is the word for it.

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Hydroponics

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Ponding

(annnnnnnd we’re over 500)

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Quincentennial!

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@Yetanotheruser Ya gonna boost us over to pt. 8 soon my friend?

Quinine

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Quicksilver

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Messinger Service. No, just kidding.

Quickening

@BellaB I know where you’ve beeeeeeen.

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Spindrifter

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Quacksalver

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Necrophilia

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Metabolism

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Metatarsi

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Metalhead

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Mariachi

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Malfeasance

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Mandolin

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Magi picked up from Gifts of the Magi :p
Isn’t it time we move on?

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Magenta Brings this to mind haha

www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRiZRMLGjCY

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Mariachi

@Mimishu1995 What do you think of O. Henry?

@Coloma My internet is skinny again. I can’t do video right now.

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Mandarin.
@Espiritus_Corvus I have him for my Western Literature course. I haven’t studied him at school though. I just read his work because each class’ group is supposed to pick up a work from the textbook for a play. O. Henry is a good writer, so good that his work is a pain in the ass to dissect and it loses it wonder once you overanalyze it. I prefer to appreciate the work for what it is, not dissect it like a frog.
I chose The Moon and Sixpence btw. I identify more with the main character.

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Mangrove

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Macrame

@Mimishu1995 It’s a sweet story. O. Henry liked irony and there is a strong strain of sentimental sweetness to all his stories. Sentimentalism isn’t real popular today, but as a newspaper hack working the police desk in the rough world of NYC at the turn of the 20th century, sentimentality and sweetness was missing in his life. And evidently everybody else’s, from the way his fans bought up his books. So don’t be surprised if you need a shot of insulin to get through some of his stuff.

I see you as more of a Steinbeck person. Steinbeck in the 30’s, ripping away at Depression-era American prejudice and injustice, and the effects it had on regular people—and he told his stories in a nice way with interludes of real sweetness, some of it quite inspired. The Californian political machine called him a Communist simply because he always took the side of the underdog. But I think all he really wanted was a more fair Capitalist system. He just hated unnecessary cruelty.

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Malapropism

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Fandango

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Phantasmagoria

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Agoraphobia.

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Flabbergast

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Conundrum

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Donnybrook

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Meringue Ooh, I want some Lemon meringue pie!

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Resistol

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Renegade

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Rebellious

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Reconnaissance

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Rendezvous

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Restitution

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You say you want a revolution, well you know, we all want to change the world..

Evolution

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Reconstitution

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Retribution

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Recalcitrant

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Rosannarosannadannaism

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LOL Long live Gilda!

Rosin

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Artifice

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Wanderlust

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Waterfall

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Watermelon.

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Pepperoncini

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Cayenne

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Squirrel

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Watchicallit

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Whatshisname

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Order I order you to move on!

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Eviction!

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Evacuate! I’m a niner now.

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Eventuate

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Ameliorate.

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