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    Synecdoche

    [not the city in the Mohawk Valley of NY, although I have heard it pronounced that way]


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    Quote Originally Posted by jakematic View Post
    Synecdoche

    [not the city in the Mohawk Valley of NY, although I have heard it pronounced that way]
    That isn't how you spell A-R-M-P-I-T, as in armpit of the NY State Thruway (see Schenectady).....

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    fettle - as in fine fettle, or fettled up


    Side note: I'm actually running into these words every day and writing them down!
    I guess if I hit a dry spell I can pick something at random from the dictionary...
    Last edited by jakematic; 10-28-2014 at 07:17 AM.


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    obfuscate

    To muddy the waters or confuse.

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    wallop

    (as in what Orbital Sciences just did to an innocent Virginia island with their spectacular Antares rocket failure)

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    Schadenfreude.

    What Elon Musk probably has just a bit of at the moment. My guess is his net worth just increased by 8 or 9 figures, at least on paper.

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    conflagration

    I just watched the press conference on NASA TV. Given that I don't think the rocket went up more than a few hundred meters, I'm thinking that they will find significant damage to the launch pad area when the sun comes up and they can send people out there. The only feedback that NASA could offer is that their remote pressure gauges in the area are all reading normally, and that they have sealed the area until daybreak.....

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    immolation

    prefixed with self, as in what the rocket did


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    anachronism

    Descriptive of me most days...


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    Fed ends qe!

    Autocratic Jack says!

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