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New and unfamiliar words and phrases. Sound like you know what you're talking about, even when you don't! Hopefully, we can do this in an intersting way, that will make us smile as well as learn.

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Hemorrhoids - a swelling of a vein, or, fasteners that keeps the hems of clothes in place. Tom F Dodd

my crass definition:
Hemorrhoids - butt flowers hahahahha
1.Lacking in harmony, compatibility, or appropriateness.

Incongruous, they vote and pass laws.
Sagacious~~~keenly perceptive,shrewd

I'm working on my sagacious comments to impress and win friends!
How am I doing?....lol
I'm working on my sagacious comments to impress and win friends!
How am I doing?....lol>>

Well, if you are sagacious, maybe it's time for a new bra!

8^ )
Well, if you are sagacious, maybe it's time for a new bra! Nick Danger

Lily, don't you just like Nick's salacious humor?

Salacious- lustful or lecherous.
history: 1661, from L. salax (gen. salacis) "lustful," probably originally "fond of leaping," as in a male animal leaping on a female in sexual advances, from salire "to leap" (see salient).
*Adjusts the girls just for Nick Danger!*

Lugubrious-very sad or mournful ,especially in an exxagerated way

"I told my husband I don't need any warming gel to get me lugubrious for sex!!"
Algid (adj.) - Chilly or cold; having a low temperature
Sentence: The climate in Greenland is algid, at the least, and unbearable at the worst.

Apotheosis (n.) - Elevation to a divine state; a perfect example
Sentence: The host at the restaurant was the apotheosis of a haughty and scornful elitist.

Edacious (adj.) - Voracious; starving
Sentence: She looks as if she hasn’t eaten for days. She must be edacious.

Illeism (n.) - Reference to oneself through the use of the third person.
Sentence: Use of illeism often makes one appear full of himself.

Luddite (n.) - One who is opposed to technological change (Comes from a group of 19th century English workmen who destroyed labor-saving machinery as a protest.)
Sentence: Don’t be such a Luddite. Computers are a very useful new technology
Obfuscate (v.) - To make obscure or unclear; to darken
Sentence: Don’t listen to him. The only brand of truth he knows is obfuscation and lies.

Skepsis (n.) - Philosophic doubt as to the objective reality of phenomena; (broadly) a skeptical outlook or attitude
Sentence: This would be much easier if you weren’t pressing your skepsis onto everyone.

Sybarite (n.)
- One who is self-indulgent; a wanton
Sentence: He’s quite the sybarite, and one of these days, it’s going to catch up to him.


My dictionary shows alternative definitions:

Algid (adj.) – describing a state where scum is growing
Sentence: If you don’t clean copper, it will turn algid

Apotheosis (n.) – A condition describing an irresistible impulse to become a druggist
Sentence: The clerk at CVS suffered from apotheosis; he tried to prescribe drugs.

Edacious (adj.) – Inflammatory posts on the Internet (or one whio makes such posts)
Sentence: Criticizing the President on Ning could be considered edacious.

Illeism (n.) – A belief that the Trojan War was real!

Luddite (n.) – A very dense material
Obfuscate – A phrase describing physical activity
Sentence: Obfuscate all day if it’s cold enough, outside

Sybarite (n.) – A material that Wonder Woman is allergic to

Wonderwoman to Nick: Achoo! Achoo! Are you wearing 'em cheap Sybarite boxers again? How can we obfuscate if I can't stop sneezing???? lol
Something or things that are unimportant....
fiddle-faddle, frippery, frivolity, froth, minutia,

Used to express mild annoyance or impatience.
fiddlesticks interj.

Fiddlesticks, noone is talkin'.
adumbrate\transitive verb:
1.To produce a faint image or resemblance of; to outline or sketch.
2.To prefigure indistinctly; foreshadow.
3.To suggest, indicate, or disclose partially.
4.To cast a shadow over; to shade; to obscure.

A dumbrate is giving The Producers a failing grade as a movie/show
Strange Word Definitions
The wonders of our language with a few reminders that even everyday words and expressions can be a source of amusement—with the proper twist, of course.

Abdicate: To give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.
Account: A countess' husband.
Accrue: The people who run a ship.
Adult: A person who has stopped growing at both ends and is now growing in the middle.
Amnesia: The condition that enables a woman who has gone through labor to have sex again.
Antique: An item your grandparents bought, your parents got rid of, and you're buying again.
Atheism: A non-prophet organization. < hahahahhahahah
Avoidable: What a bullfighter tries to do.
Baloney: Where some skirt hemlines fall.
Beauty parlor: A place where women curl up and dye.
Benign: What you be after you be eight.
Cannibal: Someone who is fed up with people.
Classic: A book that people praise, but do not read.
Coffee: A person who is coughed upon.
Conference: The confusion of one man multiplied by the number present.
Counterfeiters: Workers who put together kitchen cabinets.
Dictionary: A place where success comes before work.
Diplomat: A person who tells you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.
Divorce: The future tense of marriage.
Family planning: The art of spacing your children the proper distance apart to keep you on the edge of financial disaster.
Feedback: The inevitable result when a baby doesn't appreciate the strained carrots.
Flabbergasted: Appalled over how much weight you have gained.
Flatulence: Emergency vehicle that picks you up after you are run over by a steamroller.
Gossip: A person who will never tell a lie if the truth will do more damage.
Grandparents: The people who think your children are wonderful even though they're sure you're not raising them right.
Hors d'oeuvres: A sandwich cut into 20 pieces.
Impregnable: A woman whose memory of labor is still vivid.
Independent: How we want our children to be, as long as they do everything we say.
Inflation: Cutting money in half without damaging the paper.
Kissing: A means of getting two people so close together that they can't see anything wrong with each other.
Miser: A person who lives poor so that he can die rich.
Misty: How some golfers create divots.
Mosquito: An insect that makes you like flies more.
Myth: A female moth.
Negligent: Describes a condition in which you absentmindedly answer the door in your nightgown.
Oily: The opposite of late.
Opportunist: A person who, when they fall into a river, starts taking a bath.
Paradox: Two physicians.
Parasites: What you see from the top of the Eiffel Tower.
Pharmacist: A helper on the farm.
Polarize: What penguins see with.
Politician: One who shakes your hand before elections, and your confidence after. < lol
Polygon: A dead parrot.
Prenatal: When your life was still somewhat your own.
Primate: Removing your spouse from in front of the TV.
Professor: Someone who talks in someone else's sleep.
Psychologist: A man who watches everyone else when a beautiful girl enters the room.
Rubberneck: What you do to relax your wife.
Secret: Something you tell to one person at a time.
Selfish: What the owner of a seafood store does.
Shortening: One of the important ingredients in a good sermon.
Show-off: A child who is more talented than yours.
Skeleton: A bunch of bones with the person scraped off.
Stock: A magical piece of paper that is worth $33.75 until the moment you buy it. It will then be worth $8.50.
Subdued: Like, a guy, who like, works on one of those, like, submarines.
Sudafed: Bringing litigation against a government.
Tomorrow: One of the greatest labor-saving devices of today.
Toothache: The pain that drives you to extraction.
Vegetarian: Old Indian word for bad hunter.
Wrinkles: Something other people have. You have character lines.

This list is hysterical.....can't stop chuckling




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