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Old 12-14-2013, 01:32 AM   #251
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instar:
1. Any one of the several stages of postembryonic development which an
arthropod undergoes, between molts, before it reaches sexual maturity:
the hopper was placed in a box in its first instar.
2. An arthropod at a specified one of these stages: first and second
instars of this species are more susceptible to H. bacteriophora than
later instars.
3. A stage in development: "photographs of the landlady’s children in all
their instars" (Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita).
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Old 12-16-2013, 08:23 AM   #252
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neverendum:
A series of "neverending" referendums on the same issue held in an
attempt to achieve an unpopular result.
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Old 12-17-2013, 07:57 AM   #253
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neotenous:
1. Exhibiting retention of juvenile characteristics in the adult.
2. (informal) Babyfaced.
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Old 12-18-2013, 07:58 AM   #254
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pergola:
A framework in the form of a passageway of columns that supports a
trelliswork roof; used to support and train climbing plants.
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Old 12-18-2013, 09:57 AM   #255
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tin anniversary:
The tenth anniversary (yearly recurrence) of an event, especially a
wedding.
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tin is a big 10 on all my calendars....
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Old 12-18-2013, 10:16 PM   #256
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So what's a 29th anniversary???
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Old 12-19-2013, 08:15 AM   #257
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doomsayer:
One who makes dire predictions about the future; one fond of predicting
disaster.
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Old 12-20-2013, 07:45 AM   #258
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deracinate:
1. To pull up by the roots; to uproot; to extirpate.
2. To force (people) from their homeland to a new or foreign location.
3. To liberate or be liberated from a culture or its norms..
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Old 12-21-2013, 01:40 AM   #259
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solstitial:
1. Pertaining to a solstice: a solstitial point, the solstitial meridian
plane, avenues with a solstitial orientation.
2. Occurring on a solstice: the solstitial half-moon, a solstitial event.
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relict:
1. Something which, or someone who, survives or remains after the loss of
others (compare relic).
2. (archaic) The surviving member of a married couple; a widow or widower.
3. (biology, ecology) A species, organism or ecosystem which was once
widespread but which is now found only in a few areas: some think the
Loch Ness monster is a relict from the age of dinosaurs.
4. (geology) A structure or other feature which has survived from a
previous age: dark rims are a relict of a primary interaction between
basalt and seawater.
5. (linguistics) A word or language which survives as an archaicism.
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