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Old 08-24-2013, 04:33 PM   #31
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ob·fus·cate

/ˈäbfəˌskāt/
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  • Render obscure, unclear, or unintelligible.
  • Bewilder (someone).


Synonyms
darken - obscure - confuse - cloud - dim - becloud
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Old 08-24-2013, 04:48 PM   #32
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I love this thread. Having taken Latin in HS, I can see the origin of some of the words. Who needs Readers Digest?
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Old 08-25-2013, 01:08 AM   #33
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draculin:
(organic chemistry) A glycoprotein with anticoagulant properties, found
in the saliva of vampire bats.
<https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/draculin>
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Old 08-25-2013, 01:48 AM   #34
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draculin:
(organic chemistry) A glycoprotein with anticoagulant properties, found
in the saliva of vampire bats.
<https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/draculin>
Now that's a word I needed to know.
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:47 AM   #35
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draculin:
(organic chemistry) A glycoprotein with anticoagulant properties, found
in the saliva of vampire bats.
<https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/draculin>
Someone had fun naming that.
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Old 08-25-2013, 12:41 PM   #36
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Now that's a word I needed to know.
I thought it was interesting! There is actually an enzyme with the name Dracula...cool for Vampire hunters
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Old 08-25-2013, 12:44 PM   #37
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I thought it was interesting! There is actually an enzyme with the name Dracula...cool for Vampire hunters
I love it!
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I thought it was interesting! There is actually an enzyme with the name Dracula...cool for Vampire hunters
When you first look at the word, you just know it has to do with Dracula. Dacrulin

I love this thread. Learning a lot. Now if I can just find a time to use some of these words. Although Plethora is a favorite of mine to use. I just have to get to a cocktail party so I can throw some of them around.
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Old 08-26-2013, 01:10 AM   #39
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paradigm shift:
A radical change in thinking from an accepted point of view to a new
one, necessitated when new scientific discoveries produce anomalies in
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If you have a paradigm, you have 20 cents...
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inveterate - definition of inveterate by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

I am an inveterate list maker.
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