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(Greek > Latin: suffix; from French -aque, or directly from Latin -acus, from Greek -akos forming adjectives. This suffix was used to form names of arts and sciences in Greek and it is now generally used to form new names of sciences in English; meanings, "related to, of the nature of, pertaining to, referring to")
(Greek > Latin: [originally, Academus/Akademus, a name of a hero in Greek mythology; then it became a gymnasium near Athens where Plato taught])
(Greek: sleeplessness, wakefulness; originally, it meant "sleeping in the field")
(a suffix which forms nouns that refer to people who regularly engage in some activity, or who are characterized in a certain way, as indicated by the stem or root of the word; originally, which appeared in Middle English in words from Old French where it expressed an intensive degree or with a pejorative or disparaging application)
(Latin: harena, "sand" or "arena" in English, became the general term for "shows" and now it refers more to "sports", etc.)
(Latin: harena, "sand" or "arena" in English, became the general term for "shows" and now it refers more to "sports", etc.)
(Latin: two, twice, double, twofold; a number; it normally functions as a prefix)
(Latin: burere, "to burn up"; from urere, with an inserted or faulty separation of b in amburere, "to burn around"; which stands for amb-urere, "to burn around", but it was misdivided into am-burere and because of this misdivision, the new verb burere was formed with the past participle bustum; so, it really came from urere, "to burn, to singe")
(This suffix has no etymological source; it is just a part of other words.)
(Latin: character; Greek: kharakter; originally, "a distinctive mark, a sign, or impression"; then it came to mean "an aggregate of distinctive qualities")
(Modern Latin: some say it comes from Greek proto, "first"; plus actinium, "ray"; so, “first actinium”; radioactive metal)
(Greek: choledochos, from chole, "bile" + dechomai, "to receive"; the common bile duct or tube; conveying bile; containing bile, which is a yellow-green fluid that is made by the liver, stored in the gallbladder, and passes through the common bile duct into the first section of the small intestine or duodenum where it helps to digest fat)
(Greek: dance; involuntary movements; spasm; in medicine, it is used to reveal a nervous disorder either of organic origin or from an infection)
(Latin: to build, to erect a building; a building, a sanctuary, a temple; originally, aedes, "building a hearth" or "to build a hearth" because the fire in the hearth was the center of the home in early times since it supplied both heat and light; over time, the meaning expanded from the hearth itself to the home and building that enclosed it)
(Greek: insect, bug; literally, "cut up, cut in pieces"; an insect because it appears to be segmented)
(Latin: helmet, helmet shaped, to cover with a helmet; cap; used primarily in zoology and botany with phases of sense development that seem to have been: weasel, weasel's skin or hide, leather, and then a helmet made of leather; by extension, it also means "cat, cats" in some words)
(Greek: Γ, γ; the third letter of the Greek alphabet; corresponding to g, as in go and as a numeral, it indicates 3)
(Latin: a round body, a ball; round, a sphere; the earth; "sphere" came from Latin globus, "round mass, sphere"; related to gleba, "clod, soil, land". Sense of "planet earth," or a three-dimensional map of it, appeared first in 1553)
(Greek: buttock, butt, rump; muscles of the buttocks; sometimes, it means "round")
(Latin: winter, wintered, wintry; it also refers to: sleep, sleeping; inactive, inactivity; dormant, dormancy [suspended animation or a lack of activity])
(of all of those who were involved with the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, it was James Murray who made the greatest contributions)
(Latin: human beings, mankind; literally, "man, men"; however, it now also includes, "woman, women" or all of humanity)
(Latin: suffix form of -an from -ianus, a modifier of the main word to which it is attached: belonging to, coming from, being involved in, or being like something)
(Greek: a suffix; pertaining to; of the nature of, like; in chemistry, it denotes a higher valence of the element than is expressed by -ous)
(Creativity is achieved by focusing and striving with one's chosen objective regardless of what others say or have done! In essence, it is a conception and the completion of the chosen vision.)
(Latin: island; derived from insul[a], "island" [used here in reference to the islands [islets] of Langerhans, irregular structures in the pancreas that produce the protein hormone insulin which is secreted into the blood where it regulates sugar metabolism])
(Latin: to go, to walk away; to travel, to journey, a journey)
(taking it even when it is not needed)
(Greek: leukos, white; the primary meaning now is the color "white"; but it also includes the meanings of "light, clear, bright")
(it was originally thought that this disease was caused by foul air or "bad air")
(it holds back human and economic development)
(Latin: Probably from mitulus "mussel", of unknown origin [the change from m to n has not been explained]. It is also said to possibly come from Latin nidificare or nidulari, "to nest"; from nidus "nest", but there is no confirmation for either theory)
(an explanation of what it is and where it came from)
(Latin: full of or having the qualities of; in chemistry, a suffix denoting that the element indicated by the name bearing it, has a valence lower than that denoted by the termination -ic; as, nitrous, sulphurous, etc., as contrasted with nitric, sulphuric, etc.)
(Latin: foot, feet; people often see this ped element in other words. When people refer to "pedal extremities", they mean "feet". When anyone pushes the pedals of a bicycle, it is done with the feet. A pedestrian must use the feet for walking. A quadruped has four feet while a centipede has "100 feet"; or a large number of them because it may be impossible to count all of them.)
(Greek > Modern Latin: abnormal reduction, decrease in, insufficient, deficiency. Originally, the meaning was poverty, need; sometimes it is erroneously or incorrectly rendered as -poenia)
(Wilfred Owen challenges our thinking about whether it is really so sweet and fitting to die for one's country)
(thinking that you can be successful in achieving an objective is a vital mental condition, but thinking that you can not do it is almost a guarantee that you will not be successful as indicated by Walter Wintle)
(Greek: one who stands before, in front of; refers primarily to the prostate gland [so named because it "stands before" the mouth of the bladder])
(a disease of the skin in which raised, rough, reddened areas appear, covered with fine silvery scales which cause aggravation)
(Latin: appearing as if, as it were, as though; somewhat like, resembling, seemingly; simulating; in a certain sense or degree)
(Use it, don't waste it!)
(Discover it, utilize it!)
(striving to just do it right)
(consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing until it gets there)
(something people get tired of hearing someone say, "I told you it would happen.")
(what it is and what its future may be)
(slavery not only existed in the past, but it still exists in parts of the present world)
(Latin: talis, "such like" or "such"; talio, "punishment equal in severity to the wrong that occasioned it" or "exaction of payment or payment in kind")
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(also known as trichinellosis, it is caused by eating raw or undercooked pork and wild game products)
(Greek: the malar bone or the arch that the malar bone forms with the other bones to which it is connected)
Word Entries containing the term: “it
A bicycle can't stand on its own because it is two tired.
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A lot of money is tainted: It taint yours and it taint mine.
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A sponge is something that is full of holes but it still can hold water.
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battle it out
To argue or to fight about something: "Now, the two sides are battling it out in the courtroom."
Diplomacy is the art of getting other people to do it your way.
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I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.
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In filling out an application, where it says, "In case of emergency, notify..." I answered "a doctor".
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Intaxication: euphoria at getting a refund from the IRS, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.
It was never our intent to intentionally exclude . . . .
Heard on the radio.
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Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
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Sarchasm: the gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the recipient who doesn’t get it.
step on it, step on it
step on it (STEP awn it) (verb)
To hurry up, or to go faster, in order to get something done quickly: "Come on, step on it so we can get this project finished tonight."

"Step on it or we are going to be late."

step on it (STEP awn it) (verb)
To put or to set the foot down on something: "A mother saw a big bug crawling on the floor and she told her son to step on it before it went under the sofa."

A man ordered a hamburger in the fast-food restaurant and told the waiter to please step on it!

A foreigner over hearing this wondered why the man would want to buy something to eat and tell someone to step on it.

When a clock is hungry, it goes back four seconds.
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Where there's a will, I want to be in it.
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Worry is like a rocking chair; it will give you something to do, but it won’t get you anywhere.
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You feel stuck with your debt if you can't budge it.
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(generally, flowering plants have special parts that make it possible for them to exist)
(based on words from The Washington Post's "Style Invitational" in which readers were given the opportunity to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and then to provide a new definition for the modified word)
(over the past century, knowledge of the way the universe works [science] has grown significantly, and with it the ability to apply that knowledge to everyday problems [technology] has changed the way people live)
(there is much more to learn about the mysterious processes of sleep and the things that disturb it)
(theater as we know it was originated by the Greeks and many of their theatrical terms are still in use)
(time waits for no one; use it or lose it)
Word Entries at Get Words containing the term: “it
It doesn’t do much good to lock the barn door after the horse is stolen.
Don’t lock the barn door after the horse is stolen.

Of little value his compunctions
Who assumes clavinous functions
When once from circumambient pen,
Is snatched its equine denizen.
Think about it, etc., etc.
Daffynition: stray cattle, the roving kine.
—Harold Emery


The window of opportunity won’t open itself.
—Dave Weinbaum


Change is not merely necessary to life. It is life.
—Alvin Toffler


Why is it when we talk to God we’re praying—but when God talks to us, we’re schizophrenic?
—Lily Tomlin


The nice thing about egotists is that they don’t talk about other people.
—Lucille S. Harper


The trouble with ignorance is that it picks up confidence as it goes along.
—Arnold H. Glasow


Politics is said to come from the Greek prefix, poly, meaning “many”; and ticks, meaning “blood sucking insects”. A pretty good description, wouldn’t you say?

—Charlie Tuna, Los Angeles Disk Jockey [Note: this is not the real etymology of the word, “politics”; however, Tuna does make a point.]


Like the proverbial bolt out of the blue: “Tornadoes may take out whole neighborhoods. Hurricanes may threaten whole states. But lightning, on average, kills more people every year than tornadoes and hurricanes combined.”
In Florida, “Seventy-one people have been hurt so far this year, compared to the usual yearly toll of 30; five have died.”
“Says Bob O’Brien of the National Safety Council: ‘Lightning is going to strike, and you don’t want to be there when it does.’ ”
USA Today, August 10, 1994


   Richard Cory

Whenever Richard Cory went down town,
We people on the pavement looked at him:
He was a gentleman from sole to crown,
Clean favored, and imperially slim.

And he was always quietly arrayed,
And he was always human when he talked;
But still he fluttered pulses when he said,
“Good-morning,” and he glittered when he walked.

And he was rich—yes, richer than a king—
And admirably schooled in every grace:
In fine, we thought that he was everything
To make us wish that we were in this place.

So on we worked, and waited for the light,
And went without the meat, and cursed the bread;
And Richard Cory, one calm summer night,
Went home and put a bullet through his head.

—Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935)

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Tongue: How it Works
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