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    redamancy (n) the act of loving the one

    who loves you; a love returned in full. After years of failed relationships, Anna finally realized that it was her lack of REDAMANCY that kept her in a perpetually lonely state.
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    Metanoia - (n) The journey of changing one's

    mind, heart, self, or way of life.
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77
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    Cheiloproclitic - Having an attraction to a

    persons's mouth or lips...(not sure why this keeps getting deleted)
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77
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    1 Response May 8, 2015

    Crapulent

    At first glance, this may seem to be some type of scatological reference. In reality, it is an adjective that means to be sick from gross excess in drinking. "After the annual pub crawl, Madge was left feeling more crapulent than ever."
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    Protean: readily assuming different forms

    or characters; extremely variable.
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    Goodkarmaa Goodkarmaa
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    Beware the FRENEMY; enemy disguised

    as friend who pretends to look after your interests but really loves it when things turn sour for you....
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
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    1 Response Nov 24, 2015

    Learning Is Essential In Life....

    learning is essential in life.  learning new words allows you to expand your mind.  When you expand your mind you expand your reach
    candiestore1 candiestore1
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    2 Responses May 25, 2007

    Can You Pronounce All These Words Correctly?

    Dearest creature in creation, Study English pronunciation. I will teach you in my verse Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse. I will keep you, Suzy, busy, Make your head with heat grow dizzy. Tear in eye, your dress will tear. So shall I! Oh hear my prayer. Just compare...
    SomebodyActually SomebodyActually
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    1 Response Apr 6, 2014

    pontificate express one's opinions in a way

    considered annoyingly pompous and dogmatic.
    giggletree giggletree
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    1 Response Mar 7

    Borborygmus...Pronunciation:

    Bor-bo-rig-musDefinition: While not common in every day usage, it is a well know word in the medical community. It refers to a rumbling or gurgling noise made by liquids or gases in the intestines or stomach.Origin: It is from the Greek "borborygmos", which means a rumbling in...
    sciguy18 sciguy18
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    Sep 8, 2015

    Furbelow

    Even though it shouldn't be necessary, I would be remiss if I didn't make the following disclaimer: This word has absolutely nothing to do with female grooming habits (or the lack thereof).Its origin is uncertain, but may be an alteration of the French "falbala" or the Italian...
    sciguy18 sciguy18
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    4 Responses May 17, 2013

    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
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    Aug 8, 2015

    Double Dog Dare After a dare has been made

    and the daree has refused, the darer can then raise the stakes by double dog daring the daree, meaning that if the dare is carried out by the daree then the darer will also perform the task. Triple dog dare is when a third person wants in on the dare. And so on. I double dog...
    TheaRhyss TheaRhyss
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    1 Response Nov 15, 2015

    Callipygian

    I thought this would dovetail nicely with my most recent entry in this group. For the benefit of those who were out that day, the word was "bathykolpian". The definition is "deep-bosomed". Today's word is a Latin version of the Greek "kallipygos - referring to the statue of...
    sciguy18 sciguy18
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    2 Responses Apr 2, 2013
    Prykat Prykat
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    Mar 7

    Pronoia The opposite of paranoia; the belief

    that the universe is conspiring in your favor!!
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    “logophile” (noun) Defined

    as a lover of words, a logophile is enamored with the syntax, the connotation, the expectation and seduction of language. They place value on the importance of expressing oneself in the most intellectual and accurate manner possible. For them, language represents an existential...
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    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77
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    Aug 12, 2015

    I'm obsessed with words.

    .. #Logophile
    YoungForever101 YoungForever101
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    Jan 7

    Horripilation: a bristling of the hair on the

    skin from cold, fear, or etc. When the little hairs on the back of your neck stand up or you get goose bumps that's an horripilation.
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    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77
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    5 Responses Feb 24, 2015

    Silverfox lady seems to be very good at putting

    them out there; I wonder if she was a writer once?
    TValentine TValentine
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    1 Response Mar 30
    giggletree giggletree
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    1 Response Mar 6
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    Bathykolpian

    Despite first impressions, this really has nothing to do with baths or bathing. Of course, once its meaning is known, bathing is what you may wish to do.The word is Greek in origin. The first part, "bathus", means "deep". The second part, "kolpos" is often translated as "cleft...
    sciguy18 sciguy18
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    1 Response Mar 27, 2013

    YYYYYYYAAAYYYYYY!!!!!

    PTS ... put to sleep... they do that to strays that is beyond medication...sad story... as i have searched for cases of PTS but.... this "PTS" was given to me by the search engine..... :D in comments..
    TheaRhyss TheaRhyss
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    1 Response Nov 21, 2015

    Defenestration

    "The board of directors needs to defenestrate the CEO." It means to get rid of, or literally, "throw out the window,"  Which if you're a CEO is a little harsher than just being asked to clean out your desk.  (Anyone got a box?)      
    Mary1283 Mary1283
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    3 Responses Dec 21, 2012

    Skinny Love (n.) When two people love each

    other, but are too shy to admit it, yet they show it anyway.
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    Mar 14

    My New Words - A, B & C

    I am always coming across new words. Sometimes they are in crossword puzzles. Sometimes I hear them. Other times I just look through the dictionary (yes ladies, I'm single). Here are my first three new words for this group - in alphabetical order.Alphamegamia - The marriage...
    sciguy18 sciguy18
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    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77
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    2 Responses Aug 2, 2015
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    Novaturient - (adj.) Desiring

    or seeking powerful change in one's life, behavior, or situation.
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77
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    4 Responses Apr 17, 2015

    New Words Needed Words That Don't Exist,

    But Should: 1. AQUADEXTROUS (ak wa deks' trus) adj. Possessing the ability to turn the bathroom faucet on and off with your toes. 2. CARPERPETUATION (kar' pur pet u a shun) n. The act, when vacuuming, of running over a string or a piece of lint at least a dozen times, reaching...
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
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    1 Response Sep 29, 2015

    Prestadigitation Sleight of hand magic usually

    requiring few gimmicks and considerable practice and technique.
    HappyGuy63 HappyGuy63
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    Mar 8

    vemod (n) a tender sadness

    or pensive melancholy; the calm feeling that something emotionally significant is over and never will be back. :-(
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    Gamophobia Is the fear of marriage,

    relationships, or Commitment.
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    Sonder:
n. The realization

    that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate...
    eqlover eqlover
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    2 Responses Feb 11, 2014

    I've decided I'll go vegan

    after Christmas, this is gonna be so exciting!! Also does anyone know any words that describe beauty? Like aesthetic or guru or something, something that's new and original, not ones obvious
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    Dec 19, 2015

    Nementia

    nementia: n. the post-distraction effort to recall the reason why you're feeling particularly anxious or angry or excited, in which you retrace your sequence of thoughts like a kid wandering across the neighborhood gathering the string of a downed kite, which was likely lost in...
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    Lexical Of or relating to the words

    or vocabulary of a language, especially as distinguished from its grammatical and syntactical aspects.
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    Xeno

    Xeno: n. the smallest measurable unit of human connection, typically exchanged between passing strangers - a flirtatious glance, a sympathetic nod, a shared laugh about some odd coincidence - moments that are fleeting and random but still contain powerful emotional nutrients...
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    sciguy18 sciguy18
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    1 Response Feb 28, 2013

    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
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    Sep 7, 2015

    Steatopygia ~ Etymology: From the Greek

    "steato" (fat) and "pyge" (rump). Definition: An abnormal accumulation of fat on the buttocks. Use in a sentence: "No one told her that a sedentary lifestyle would encourage the growth of an uncommonly large posterior and, by the time Madge thought of exercising, steatopygia...
    sciguy18 sciguy18
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    4 Responses Jan 15, 2014

    Eccedentesiast - Someone

    who hides behind a smile, when really all they want to do is hide.
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77
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    4 Responses Mar 4, 2015

    Pistanthrophobia Fear of trusting people due

    to past experiences with relationship gone bad.
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    Misophonia Is a condition in

    which you are easily annoyed or angered by little things. Such as a person who eats or breaths too loudly.
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    Play On Words

    HUMOR FOR LEXOPHILES  (LOVERS OF WORDS):   I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me.   Police were called to a day care where a three-year-old was resisting a rest.   Did you hear about the guy whose...
    elle2 elle2
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    7 Responses Jun 25, 2007

    HONORIFICABILITUDINITATIBUS

    I love the word HONORIFICABILITUDINITATIBUS which actually means to be honorable.
    Henna Henna
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    3 Responses Apr 2, 2007

    I have taken up the challenge of learning the

    Latin/Scientific names for as many plants, birds, fish, reptiles and mammals as I can recently because I find it very interesting and helpful with both English vocabulary and scientific stuff. :D I'm only up to about 35 Latin names but I'm constantly trying to learn more. I find...
    ViperaStellaris ViperaStellaris
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    2 Responses Apr 2, 2015
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