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    Titan in the Playground
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    scapegrace

    Not, as you might think, the opposite of scapegoat. It is in fact another word for rascal.

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    elided : Elision is the omission of sounds, syllables or words in speech.

    "Italian vowels are never elided; you pronounce them all."
    “A long surcote of pers upon he hade, / And by his syde he baar a rusty blade.” - Chaucer

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    Perseveration: repeating a word, gesture or phrase over and over, even after the reason (stimulus) for producing it in the first place is gone.
    "None of us likes to be hated, none of us likes to be shunned. A natural result of these conditions is, that we consciously or unconsciously pay more attention to tuning our opinions to our neighbor’s pitch and preserving his approval than we do to examining the opinions searchingly and seeing to it that they are right and sound." - Mark Twain

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    Quote Originally Posted by veti View Post
    Perseveration: repeating a word, gesture or phrase over and over, even after the reason (stimulus) for producing it in the first place is gone.
    That puts you on the fast path for semantic satiation.
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    Biblioklept - person, that steals books.
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    Opprobrium : the disgrace or the reproach incurred by conduct considered outrageously shameful

    "Adding to the opprobrium, the family was mocked on TV nightly."
    “A long surcote of pers upon he hade, / And by his syde he baar a rusty blade.” - Chaucer

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    Apotheosis - The act of becoming a god.
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    Use your smite bite to fight the plight right. Fill the site with light and give fright to wights as a knight of the night, teeth white; mission forthright, evil in flight. Despite the blight within, you perform the rite, ignore any contrite slight, fangs alight, soul bright.

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    NecromancerGuy

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    "anent": in regards to, concerning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IthilanorStPete View Post
    "anent": in regards to, concerning.
    This word was so totally new to me that I grabbed my dictionary to look it up. Because I am at work I have my big dictionary - a full OED (it would be 15 volumes if it wasn't the compact version) - and what I found was quite interesting.

    Anent has 11 definitions listed, of which 9 are marked as obsolete, and the one you give above is just one of the other two, both of which come under sense III: Facing, against, towards:
    7. Of position: fronting, opposite, over against, close against, close to (archaic or dialect)
    11. In respect or reference to, respecting, regarding, concerning, about (Common in Scottish law phraseology and affected by many English writers)

    So, thank-you for pointing me at something new and interesting.

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    irrumation: The active thrusting of a gentleman's manhood into or between one or more partners' body parts.

    "That thing you just did? That's called 'irrumation'. "
    “A long surcote of pers upon he hade, / And by his syde he baar a rusty blade.” - Chaucer

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