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  1. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Euouae or Evovae _ abbreviation used in Latin psalters and other liturgical books to show the distribution of syllables in the differentia or variable melodic endings of the standard Psalm tones of Gregorian chant.

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    BOB - Bug Out Bag - a sturdy bag filled with things needed most if 1 must suddenly leave home because of a disaster, nearly any big disaster but most often in preparation for the possibility of national or world economic failure, nuclear attack, disease epidemic or collapse of civilization or martial law.

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    I wear cargo pants with everything I need in the pockets.

    Note to self: in case of disaster, wear pants.
     
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    Diphthong - sound formed by the combination of two vowels in a single syllable, in which the sound begins as one vowel and moves toward another (as in coin, loud, and side ).
    • a digraph representing the sound of a diphthong or single vowel (as in feat ).
    • a compound vowel character; a ligature (such as æ ).
     
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    Catharsis - process of releasing, thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions.

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    Aperture -- from Latin aperire, to open. Meaning an opening. In physics it means a hole in a potential barrier, it has a continuous boundary, this hole.
    In fact the boundary of the hole can be any continuous function of physical variables (it could be a limit, like the speed of sound, or light).

    A world known only as the twilight zone of continuous boundaries (through which 'flow' occurs).
     
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    Allergic rhinitis - Hay Fever

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    The day which never arrives

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    The world's longest acronym, according to the Guinness Book of World Records is NIIOMTPLABOPARMBETZHELBETRABSBOMONIMONKONOTDTEKHSTROMONT (Russian: Нииомтплабопармбетжелбетрабсбомонимонконотдтехстромонт). It is 56 letters long (54 in Cyrillic). It is from the Concise Dictionary of Soviet Terminology and means "the Laboratory for Shuttering, Reinforcement, Concrete and Ferroconcrete Operations for Composite-monolithic and Monolithic Constructions of the Department of Technology of Building Assembly Operations of the Scientific Research Institute of the Organization for Building Mechanization and Technical Aid of the Academy of Building and Architecture of the USSR."

    https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acronym

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    In "Krushchev", the "shch" sound is all one letter.
     
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    contronyms

    words that also mean their opposites(or close to it)
     
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    Cleave I believe would be one of those words

    http://www.dabhand.org/Word Studies/Cleave.htm

    The meaning of the Biblical word 'cleave' is relatively complex and this is exacerbated by the unfortunate fact that in English the word is capable of two almost entirely opposed meanings both of which were used by ........

    .......,..For the purposes of clarity I will deal first with cleave meaning to split which occurs only in the Old Testament and then progress to the joining form of cleave which is used in both testaments

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