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  1. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 71 years old Valued Senior Member

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    oobleck

    noun

    a fluid made from corn starch and water that temporarily thickens or solidifies when a force is applied.

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    Estivate - spending a prolonged period of time in a hot climate / during summer, in a dormant state (pertaining to insects, animals, amphibians)

    Going to research what insects specifically are more lively during the winter months (in areas where there are four distinct seasons) as opposed to summer. I tend to see more insect activity during the spring/summer than when the temps drop.

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    Do you find yourself personally estivating in August? I could see myself doing that in your locale.
     
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    It's tempting, but life must go on...
     
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    Definition of pentamerous

    : divided into or consisting of five parts specifically

    : having each floral whorl consisting of five or a multiple of five members

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    entelechy

    noun PHILOSOPHY

    the realization of potential.

    the supposed vital principle that guides the development and functioning of an organism or other system or organization.

    plural noun: entelechies

    "such self-organization required a special biological force—entelechy"

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    derecho

    noun US

    a line of intense, widespread, and fast-moving windstorms and sometimes thunderstorms that moves across a great distance and is characterized by damaging winds.

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    umami

    noun

    a category of taste in food (besides sweet, sour, salt, and bitter), corresponding to the flavor of glutamates, especially monosodium glutamate.

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    hypocaust

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    a hollow space under the floor of an ancient Roman building, into which hot air was sent for heating a room or bath.

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    bloviator

    Etymology

    1850, US, Ohio, as bloviate + -or.

    Noun

    bloviator (plural bloviators)

    One who habitually bloviates; a pompous, opinionated, typically voluble commentator.

    Synonyms

    windbag

    Related terms

    bloviation

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    dreck

    noun INFORMAL

    rubbish; trash.

    "this so-called art is pure dreck"

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    oleaginous

    rich in, covered with, or producing oil; oily or greasy.
    "fabrics would quickly become filthy in this oleaginous kingdom"

    exaggeratedly and distastefully complimentary; obsequious.
    "candidates made the usual oleaginous speeches in the debate"

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    Advise - verb - to give someone advice

    Advice - noun - an opinion offered by someone

    License - verb - permission to act

    Licence - noun - an official document

    Can I give you some advice? I advise you not to do that

    I showed my licence to the police officer to prove I am licensed to drive
     
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    get-together (noun): an informal, usually small social gathering or meeting.
     
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    Legally drunk.

    "But officer, leave my friend alone. Can't you see he is legally drunk?"__ George Carlin.
     
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    Today's word is that noise you make to get a horse to walk, or to come to you.

    I don't know what it's called, or how to spell it, but it sounds like "Chkchk" made through only one side of your mouth.
     
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