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Icarus
9057.  Tue Oct 19, 2004 4:01 pm Reply with quote

obelize: to condemn as spurious, doubtful, or corrupt


Then spend your time obelizing my word choices. <s>

 
Icarus
9058.  Tue Oct 19, 2004 4:01 pm Reply with quote

oblectation: enjoyment; pleasure

 
Icarus
9059.  Tue Oct 19, 2004 4:02 pm Reply with quote

obnixely: earnestly; strenuously

 
Icarus
9060.  Tue Oct 19, 2004 4:02 pm Reply with quote

obsidional: of or relating to a siege

 
brackett
9061.  Tue Oct 19, 2004 4:03 pm Reply with quote

Daven

To lead a prayer.

 
Icarus
9062.  Tue Oct 19, 2004 4:03 pm Reply with quote

odible: worthy of hatred

 
Icarus
9063.  Tue Oct 19, 2004 4:04 pm Reply with quote

oecist: founder of a colony

 
Icarus
9064.  Tue Oct 19, 2004 4:05 pm Reply with quote

omophagy: eating of raw flesh as a ritual observance

omoplatoscopy: divination by observing cracks in burning scapulae

Somehow I think these two are related...

 
Icarus
9065.  Tue Oct 19, 2004 4:06 pm Reply with quote

opsimath: one who learns late in life

 
brackett
9066.  Tue Oct 19, 2004 4:06 pm Reply with quote

Ah ha, I now am armed with a book!

Cherubs

used to describe beautiful chubby children.


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Icarus
9067.  Tue Oct 19, 2004 4:07 pm Reply with quote

oppignorate: to pawn

 
Icarus
9068.  Tue Oct 19, 2004 4:07 pm Reply with quote

orchidaceous: exceptionally beautiful; gaudy; ostentatious

 
Icarus
9069.  Tue Oct 19, 2004 4:08 pm Reply with quote

orthodromics: great-circle sailing; sailing by most direct route

 
Icarus
9070.  Tue Oct 19, 2004 4:09 pm Reply with quote

parrhesia: boldness of speech

 
brackett
9071.  Tue Oct 19, 2004 4:09 pm Reply with quote

Careen

To tilt a ship on its side in order to clean it.

 

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