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Old 09-18-2013, 12:45 PM   #101
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prejudice

An unfair feeling of dislike for a person or group because of race, sex, religion, etc.
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Old 09-19-2013, 07:57 AM   #102
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jump down someone's throat:
To criticise with excessive and unexpected harshness.
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:46 AM   #103
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anthelmintic:
A drug for the treatment of intestinal worm infestation.
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:23 AM   #104
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analemma:
An egg-shaped or figure-eight curve that results when the Sun's position
in the sky is plotted out over the year.
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Old 09-24-2013, 08:33 AM   #105
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heretofore:
Prior to now, until now, up to the present time.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:34 AM   #106
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lampoon:
To satirize or poke fun at.
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Old 09-26-2013, 07:52 AM   #107
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exanimate:
1. Lifeless, not or no longer living.
2. Spiritless, dispirited.
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Old 09-27-2013, 07:40 AM   #108
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The big toe.
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Old 09-27-2013, 03:10 PM   #109
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With a new batch of chicks hatched, we were trying to figure out how to sex day-olds. I learned a new definition for eminence in the process (and will never be able to hear "His Eminence" ever again without thinking of how to tell a rooster from a hen...).

em•i•nence (ˈɛm ə nəns)

n.
1. high station, rank, or repute.
2. a high elevation; hill or height.
3. (cap.) a title of honor, applied to cardinals (usu. prec. by His or Your).
4. an anatomical projection, esp. on a bone.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Anglo-French < Latin]
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Old 09-27-2013, 06:31 PM   #110
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Interestingly enough, miel is also the French word for honey.

I took five years of French in school. Then I went to Paris and realized I must have learned some other language, because what they spoke in Paris bore no relation to the French I was taught.
Out in the "sticks" most French people are very kind to you when you try your best to speak French but in Paris I've found some (but not all) people can be a bit sniffy about their language. Not just with the English either.

On the other hand, I was sitting in a café one day when a cat wandered in and made a bee-line for me. I was making a fuss of it when the waiter came to take my order. We had a short conversation in French about the cat and he went off to get my order. When he came back he asked if I was Belgian and when I said I was English he looked astounded and said "But you can't be. The English don't speak French". I was quite flattered as my French is fairly basic despite 7 years and "A" level French at school.
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