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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER U

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER UA2Z-BADGE-0002015-LifeisGood-230_zps660c38a0

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Daffy Definition = uxoricide – A laundry detergent combining Borax, bleach, and a powerful germicide.

Sentence = Your laundry day blues will be washed away, when you use new and improved, 3-in-1 uxoricide.

Real Definition = Murder of a wife by her husband; a wife murderer.

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Daffy Definition = umbrageous – A one-of-a-kind, gorgeous, umbrella.

Sentence = Princess Cynthia commissioned an umbrageous be crafted for her 21st birthday.

Real Definition = Shady; inclined to take offense easily; filled with shadows.

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Daffy Definition = ukiyo-ye – A stringed, musical instrument resembling a ukulele, having the distinction of being only used with the singing of yodels.

Sentence = At the barn dance, Tom was yodeling into the microphone, while also playing his ukiyo-ye.

Real Definition = A Japanese art movement that flourished from the 17th to the 19th century, and produced paintings and prints depicting the everyday life and interests of the common people; also, the paintings and prints themselves.

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER T

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER TA2Z-BADGE-0002015-LifeisGood-230_zps660c38a0

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Daffy Definition = tautology – The study and discipline of tau – a zen-like state, practiced by monastery monks.

Sentence = As a top level monk, Ben was an expert in tautology.

Real Definition = Needless repetition of an idea, statement, or word.

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Daffy Definition = testudo – An exam/test, as in the sport of judo; a final exam to be passed, to become a master judo instructor.

Sentence = Before Jacob could open his own dojo, he had to pass his testudo.

Real Definition = Tortoise shell; a cover of overlapping shields or a shed wheeled up to a wall used by the ancient Romans to protect an attacking force.

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Daffy Definition = teonanacatl – A fungus of the toenail (in humans) and of the hooves (in cattle) contracted by walking on rotten bananas and/or the peels/skins of such a fruit.

Sentence = After Horace chased his cow through the banana grove, they both came down with a raging case of teonanacatl.

Real Definition = Any of several New World mushrooms (Psilocybe and related genera of the family Agaricaceae) that are sources of hallucinogens.

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER S

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER SA2Z-BADGE-0002015-LifeisGood-230_zps660c38a0

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Daffy Definition = skirl – The occurrence of a woman’s skirt being swirled up by a gust of wind.

Sentence = As her skirt began to skirl, Janet regretted wearing it on such a windy day.

Real Definition = To sound loudly; a high shrill sound produced by the chanter of a bagpipe; to give forth music on the bagpipe.

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Daffy Definition = sovkhoz – The broadcast radio frequency channel used by aliens.

Sentence = The Very Large Array, in New Mexico, picked up signals from Mars on the sovkhoz.

Real Definition = A state-owned farm of the U.S.S.R. paying wages to the workers.

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Daffy Definition = strobilation – The flashing disco lighting used in a night club.

Sentence = The dancers were awed by the club’s strobilation effect.

Real Definition = Asexual reproduction by transverse division of the body into segments which develop into separate individuals, zooids, or proglottids in many coelenterates, and worms, such as the segmented body of a tapeworm.

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER R

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER RA2Z-BADGE-0002015-LifeisGood-230_zps660c38a0

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Daffy Definition = rampion – The winner of a sheep showing competition (male); champion ram.

Sentence = Holding the big, blue ribbon, Patty posed for pictures with her rampion.

Real Definition = A European bellflower with a tuberous root used with the leaves in salad.

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Daffy Definition = rubidium – To regret your bid at an auction.

Sentence = Don was in deep rubidium, after he paid too much for the wood carving of a bear.

Real Definition = A soft, silvery metallic element that decomposes water with violence and bursts into flame spontaneously in air.

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Daffy Definition = ratiocinate/ratiocinated – The act of rationalizing the setting fire to something; incinerate.

Sentence = Gina failed her math exam, so she ratiocinated her test paper, believing it was the right thing to do.

Real Definition = Reason; reasoning; a reasoned train of thought.

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER Q

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER QA2Z-BADGE-0002015-LifeisGood-230_zps660c38a0

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Daffy Definition = quadraphony – The noise you hear in a restaurant, when many people are having conversations.

Sentence = The quadraphony in the popular restaurant was so loud, Connie’s ears were buzzing.

Real Definition = The transmission, recording, or reproduction of sound by techniques that utilize four transmission channels.

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Daffy Definition = qualmish – A breakfast cereal, served hot.

Sentence = Every morning, Timmy added raisins, brown sugar, and cream, to his bowl of qualmish.

Real Definition = Feeling qualms; nauseated; overly scrupulous; squeamish; of, relating to, or producing qualms.

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Daffy Definition = quidnunc – The name of the most famous sled dog in history.

Sentence = As winner of many sled dog races, Quidnunc was in high demand for stud service.

Real Definition = One who seeks to know all the latest news or gossip; a busybody.

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER P

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER PA2Z-BADGE-0002015-LifeisGood-230_zps660c38a0

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Daffy Definition = panopoly – A variety of the Monopoly game, featuring pots, pans, and kitchenware.

Sentence = The Wednesday afternoon women’s club met to play Panopoly and eat cake.

Real Definition = A full suit of armor; ceremonial attire; something forming a protective covering.

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Daffy Definition = pedipalp – A foot massage and palpitations of the toes.

Sentence = Taking the Hollywood celebrity crowd by storm, the exclusive pedipalp salons have become a trend, and are expected to become the newest fad followed by millions.

Real Definitions = Either of the second pair of appendages of an arachnid (as a spider) that are borne near the mouth and are often modified for a special (as sensory) function.

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Daffy Definition = plenipotentiary – A class/schedule 2 prescription drug; any drug that is plenty potent.

Sentence = Jim’s doctor prescribed a plenipotentiary medicine for his chronic back pain.

Real Definition = A person, esp. a diplomatic agent invested with full power to transact business.

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER O

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER OA2Z-BADGE-0002015-LifeisGood-230_zps660c38a0

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Daffy Definition = omicron – A camera used in the film industry, combining the special effects of Omni-max and specific shadings of chrome.

Sentence = Jason graduated film school with a MDOT degree …Master’s Degree in Omicron Technology.

Real Definition = The fifteenth letter of the Greek alphabet.

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Daffy Definition = oolite – A workable, toy flashlight, that projects images onto a ceiling.

Sentence = The trademarked name ‘oolite’ was coined by children who tested the prototype. They all exclaimed “oolite” when the on button was pushed.

Real Definition = A rock consisting of small round grains, usually of calcium carbonate cemented together.

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Daffy Definition = oneiric – A lesser amount and lower quality than that of generic.

Sentence = To save even more money, Beverly only purchased oneiric groceries.

Real Definition = Of or relating to dreams; dreamy.

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER N

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER NA2Z-BADGE-0002015-LifeisGood-230_zps660c38a0

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Daffy Definition = nobble – To take a nibble of an apple while playing the apple bobbing game.

Sentence = At parties, Janie was the best apple nobbler.

Real Definition= To incapacitate, esp. by drugging; to win over to one’s side; steal, swindle, cheat.

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Daffy Definition = nimiety – A truce between enemies; amity.

Sentence = After a fierce battle on the field, the red team and the blue team finally called for nimiety.

Real Definition = Too much; excess; redundancy.

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Daffy Definition = non troppo – Opposite of tropical; a cool, dry climate.

Sentence = After living in the tropics for many years, the Jones family were re-located to a non troppo region.

Real Definition = Not too much; without excess – used to qualify a direction in music

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER M

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER MA2Z-BADGE-0002015-LifeisGood-230_zps660c38a0

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Daffy Definition = melisma – A generic word for baby-sitting.

Sentence = After Joan passed her melisma class, she was eager to be hired.

Real Definition = A group of notes or tones sung on one syllable in plainsong; melodic embellishment or ornamentation.

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Daffy Definition = Mab – A dose of medicine in tablet form.

Sentence = Dan’s doctor instructed him to take two Mabs every four hours.

Real Definition = A queen of fairies in English literature.

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Daffy Definition = munt-jac – A tool used by mechanics to repair cars.

Sentence = Joe was an ace munt-jac operator, who trained apprentice mechanics.

Real Definition = Any of several small deer (genus Muntiacus) of southeastern Asia and the East Indies.

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER L

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER LA2Z-BADGE-0002015-LifeisGood-230_zps660c38a0

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Daffy Definition = labellum – A sticky label; a spin-off of the Post-It Note; an office supply.

Sentence = In her office job, Toni had to make sure the address labellums were on all outgoing correspondence.

Real Definition = The median member of the corolla of an orchid; A terminal part of the labium or labrum of various insects.

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Daffy Definition = lathyrism – The part of the inner ear, responsible for being able to sing in tune.

Sentence = Jeannie, the opera singer, sought medical help when her lathyrism quit working.

Real Definition = A type of pea; a diseased condition of man, domestic animals, and esp. horses that results from poisoning by a substance found in some legumes, and is characterized esp. by spastic paralysis of the hind or lower limbs.

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Daffy Definition = levant – A person, usually a magician, that can levitate themselves.

Sentence = As an accomplished levant, Carl mesmerized the audience at his magic show.

Real Definition = To run away from a debt.

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