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    What are your favorite words? New words, old words, words that have fallen into disuse, whatever, all are welcome here.

    Dis and I have already agreed on two...

    bint
    –noun British Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.
    a woman or girl.

    chit
    –noun
    1. a signed note for money owed for food, drink, etc.
    2. any receipt, voucher, or similar document, esp. of an informal nature.
    3. Chiefly British. a note; short memorandum.

    Another of my favorites is...

    gazump
    –verb (used with object)
    1. to cheat (a house buyer) by raising the price, at the time a contract is to be signed, over the amount originally agreed upon.
     
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    "bint" is the arabic word for young girl; especially a daughter
     
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    Freedom, is my favorite word

    1. The condition of being free of restraints.
    2. Liberty of the person from slavery, detention, or oppression.
    3. Political independence.
    4. Exemption from the arbitrary exercise of authority in the performance of a specific action; civil liberty: freedom of assembly.
    The capacity to exercise choice; free will
    Ease or facility of movement
     
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    It depends on which dialect of arabic you are speaking of
     
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    unctuous
    –adjective
    1. characterized by excessive piousness or moralistic fervor, esp. in an affected manner; excessively smooth, suave, or smug.
    2. of the nature of or characteristic of an unguent or ointment; oily; greasy.
    3. having an oily or soapy feel, as certain minerals.
     
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    i dont know why i have always loved that word....the sound of it...etc...
     
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    Plurals of certain words always make me wonder why.

    If Goose=geese
    Why doesn't, Moose=Meese? LOL :lol:
     
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    You must have some Michigan ancestors...
     
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    Pontificate, protuberance, proclivity, anthropomorphic, salubrious are some of my favorite words.
     
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    I'd love to know how to gazump a buyer of my house! Any hints? :evil:
     
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