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Bob Maar
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billet-doux:
a love letter.

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wheedle: to entice by flattery.

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Paul Mayer
Oh get out of it Melvin, before it pulls you under!

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Callipygous:
(1) adj. Having beautifully proportioned buttocks. (2) adj. Pertaining to or having finely developed buttocks; "the quest for the callipygian ideal." [syn: callipygian]

My favorite word and the object of my continuing graduate-level research. [Big Grin]

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Bob Maar
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alfresco
\al-FRES-koh\, adverb:
In the open air; outdoors.

adjective:
Taking place or located in the open air; outdoor.

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chagrin \shuh-GRIN\,
noun:
Acute vexation, annoyance, or embarrassment, arising from disappointment or failure.

transitive verb:
To unsettle or vex by disappointment or humiliation; to mortify.

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gaucherie \goh-shuh-REE\,
noun:
1. A socially awkward or tactless act.
2. Lack of tact; boorishness; awkwardness.

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panache \puh-NASH; -NAHSH\,
noun:

1. Dash or flamboyance in manner or style.

2. A plume or bunch of feathers, esp. such a bunch worn on the helmet; any military plume, or ornamental group of feathers

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logorrhea \law-guh-REE-uh\,
noun:

Excessive talkativeness or wordiness.

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assiduous \uh-SIJ-oo-uhs\,
adjective:

1. Constant in application or attention; devoted; attentive.

2. Performed with constant diligence or attention; unremitting; persistent; as, "assiduous labor."

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sylvan \SIL-vuhn\,
adjective:

1. Of or pertaining to woods or forest regions.

2. Living or located in a wood or forest.

3. Abounding in forests or trees; wooded.

noun:
1. A fabled deity or spirit of the woods.

2. One that lives in or frequents the woods or forest; a rustic.

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Paul Mayer
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therblig
, noun: The fundamental motions of the hands of a worker. These operations are made up of 17 types of motion: search, select, grasp, reach, move, hold, release, position, pre-position, inspect, assemble, disassemble, use, unavoidable delay, avoidable delay, plan, and test to overcome fatigue. Frank Bunker Gilbreth defined these motions in his system of motion study. (Therblig is Gilbreth spelled backwards).

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Paul: You mean Therblig is Gilbreht ?

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Paul Mayer
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Yeah, he fudged a little treating the 'th' as one letter. After all it is his term. [Smile]

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voluptuary \vuh-LUHP-choo-er-ee\,
noun:

A person devoted to luxury and the gratification of sensual appetites; a sensualist.

adjective:

Voluptuous; luxurious.

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inure \in-YOOR\,
transitive verb:

To make accustomed or used to something painful, difficult, or inconvenient; to harden; to habituate; as, "inured to drudgery and distress."

intransitive verb:

To pass into use; to take or have effect; to be applied; to serve to the use or benefit of; as, "a gift of lands inures to the heirs."

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