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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER Z

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER ZA2Z-BADGE-0002015-LifeisGood-230_zps660c38a0

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Daffy Definition = zymurgy – A highway zone merging lane.

Sentence = Charles maneuvered his truck into the zymurgy lane, so he could drive on the freeway.

Real Definition = A branch of applied chemistry that deals with fermentation processes.

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Daffy Definition = zooks – People who have passion and a zeal for cooking and the culinary arts.

Sentence = Of all the zooks in the culinary class, Marie took her zeal for cooking to a higher level, annoying everyone.

Real Definition = A word used as a mild oath.

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Daffy Definition = zein – Any congregation of people who are sleeping, or pseudo sleeping in public, to further a cause; a sleep-in; also known as a zzz-in.

Sentence = Approximately one hundred people, dressed in pajamas, showed up in the town square for the zzz-in (zein).

Real Definition = A genus of grasses, including Indian corn; a protein from Indian corn, that lacks lysine and tryptophan, and is used esp. in making textile fibers, plastics, printing inks, coatings (as varnish), and adhesives and sizes.

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER Y

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER YA2Z-BADGE-0002015-LifeisGood-230_zps660c38a0

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Daffy Definition = yen-shee – A certified instructor of the art of meditation.

Sentence = Everyone who attended meditation class thought Hannah was the best yen-shee.

Real Definition = The residue formed in the bowl of an opium pipe by smoking.

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Daffy Definition = yare – The southern way of pronouncing the words year, or your.

Sentence = Yare yarely physical exam is next month.

Real Definition = Set for action; characterized by speed and agility; nimble; lively.

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Daffy Definition = yaupon – A cleansing cream for removing make-up products from your face.

Sentence = Wanda smeared yaupon all over her face, before going to bed.

Real Definition = A holly of the southern U.S. with smooth elliptical leaves and emetic and purgative properties.

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER X

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER XA2Z-BADGE-0002015-LifeisGood-230_zps660c38a0

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Daffy Definition = xiphisternum – A cable TV channel airing Science-Fiction (Sci-fy) programs.

Sentence = To subscribe to the new xiphisternum channel, you must have a Premium cable account.

Real Definition = The posterior segment of the sternum, called also the xiphoid process.

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Daffy Definition = xeric – A superhero in comic books.

Sentence = Xeric rose to superhero status, when he defeated the enemies of Earth in a fierce battle.

Real Definition = Characterized by, relating to, or requiring only a small amount of moisture.

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Daffy Definition = xebec – A rare bird, having black and white striped feathers; a bird found in the rainforest.

Sentence = While on their expedition to the rainforest, the ornithologists were excited when they saw the rare xebec, in it’s natural habitat.

Real Definition = A usual 3-masted Mediterranean sailing ship with long overhanging bow and stern.

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER W

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER WA2Z-BADGE-0002015-LifeisGood-230_zps660c38a0

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Daffy Definition = wedeln – A style of walking, such as a baby duck; taking steps smaller than a waddle.

Sentence – The ducklings lined up behind mama duck, and followed her with their funny little wedeln.

Real Definition = A style of skiing in which a skier moves the rear of the skis quickly from side to side while following the fall line.

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Daffy Definition = wergild – A members only club for werewolves.

Sentence = To be a full-fledged member of the exclusive wergild, you first have to prove you are really a werewolf.

Real Definition = The value set in Anglo-Saxon and Germanic law upon the life of a man in accordance with his rank and paid as compensation to the kindred or lord of a slain person.

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Daffy Definition = welter – A small device made of tin, with flaps for communication with aliens from other planets.

Sentence = I dreamed the aliens gave me instructions on how to build/invent the welter.

Real Definition = Writhe, toss, wallow; to rise and fall or toss about in or with waves; to become deeply sunk, soaked, or involved; to be in turmoil.

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER V

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER VA2Z-BADGE-0002015-LifeisGood-230_zps660c38a0

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Daffy Definition = vituperation – The distinctive smell of sweat that is exuded after taking certain vitamins.

Sentence = Bonnie smelled like an orange when she worked out, after taking her vitamin C.

Real Definition = Sustained and bitter railing and condemnation; vituperative utterance (abuse)

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Daffy Definition = varve – An insect egg; an undeveloped larva.

Sentence = Vector control reports that local ponds have been inundated with mosquito varve, and are due to hatch out soon.

Real Definition = A pair of layers of alternately finer and coarser silt or clay believed to comprise an annual cycle of deposition in a body of still water.

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Daffy Definition = velamen – A breath refresher tablet, for men.

Sentence = Guys, tired of your mouth feeling fruity and minty? Velamen breath tablets are available in these new flavors…steak, beer, and jalapeno/cheese.

Real Definition = The thick, corky epidermis of aerial roots of an epiphytic orchid, that absorbs water from the atmosphere.

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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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