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    postprandial: following a meal (especially dinner)

    "took a postprandial walk"





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    squick:

    v. to disturb, unsettle, make uneasy; to cause disgust or revulsion; to gross (someone) out; to freak (someone) out. Also noun, something which causes disgust, revulsion, or uneasiness, or the disgust, revulsion, or uneasiness itself. Also squick (someone) out.
     
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    i have enough words ...thank you
     
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    Parlous

    1. obsolete : dangerously shrewd or cunning
    2 : full of danger or risk
    — par·lous·ly adverb

    Examples of PARLOUS

    1. The company is in a parlous financial situation.
    2. He talked about the parlous state of the country.

    Origin of PARLOUS
    Middle English, alteration of perilous
    First Known Use: 14th century
     
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    a surfeit of words?
     
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    aduncity: curvature inwards; hookedness.
     
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    caducity:

    The infirmity of old age; senility.
    Frailty or transitory nature.
     
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    I didn't hear any new words yesterday but folks on the board are making up for it today!
     
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    My favorite $10 word is erudite. means person who reads a lot
    Next favorite is Salutary.
     
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