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 Post subject: Re: Word of the day
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:27 pm 
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euphemise

eu·phe·mise

verb (used with object), euphemised, euphemising.

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to refer to by means of euphemism.

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to employ euphemism.

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 Post subject: Re: Word of the day
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Imperdible

(ĭm-pûr'dĭ-bǝl) adj.

Incapable of being lost

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 Post subject: Re: Word of the day
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Heterocromatic: someone who has different coloured eyes.

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babalaas
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South African; informal

the feeling of being tired and sick because you have drunk too much alcohol

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Death. Word of the year.

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 Post subject: Re: Word of the day
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ne plus ultra wrote:
Heterocromatic: someone who has different coloured eyes.


Reminds us of what "hetero" means vis-a-vis heterosexual.

One doesn't think too often of a load of words with "hetero" in them.


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babalaas
noun

South African; informal

the feeling of being tired and sick because you have drunk too much alcohol


Good word. Seems like the sound one makes when mumbling.


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alcohol (n.)

1540s (early 15c. as alcofol), "fine powder produced by sublimation," from Medieval Latin alcohol "powdered ore of antimony," from Arabic al-kuhul "kohl," the fine metallic powder used to darken the eyelids, from kahala "to stain, paint." The al- is the Arabic definite article, "the."

Definition broadened 1670s to "any sublimated substance, the pure spirit of anything," including liquids. Sense of "intoxicating ingredient in strong liquor" is first recorded 1753, short for alcohol of wine, which was extended to "the intoxicating element in fermented liquors." In organic chemistry, the word was extended 1850 to the class of compounds of the same type as this.

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Town drunk

The town drunk (also called a tavern fool) is a stock character, almost always male, who is drunk more often than sober.

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panopticon

panˈɒptɪk(ə)n/

noun historical

noun: panopticon; plural noun: panopticons

a circular prison with cells arranged around a central well, from which prisoners could at all times be observed.

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