From the monthly archives: June 2014

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Gas•light

(v) to drive someone crazy by making them doubt their memory or perceptions.

Im•pone

(v.) wager; bet

From French in- + ponere to put 

Po•ten•tate

(n) One having great power; especially an autocratic person.

Crypt•o•scop•o•phil•ia

(n) the urge to secretly look through windows of homes as one passes by.

Naz•lan•mak

(v) pretending reluctance or indifference when you are actually willing or eager; saying no and meaning yes.

Mis-o-ne-is-m

 mis-oh-NEE-iz-uhm

(n.)  hatred or dislike of what is new or represents change.

Comes from the Greek miso-  + neos meaning "hatred" and "new."

 

 

Lig•ne•ous

(adj.) having the texture or appearance of wood.

 

A•dum•brate

(v.) to give a sketchy outline of; to disclose partially or guardedly.

A•po•dy•op•sis

(v). the act of mentally undressing someone.

Dip-ter-ous

(adj.) Having two wings or winglike appendages; of or relating to the two-winged flies.

From Greek dipteros di- (two) + pteron (wing) 

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