Monday, August 01, 2005

Words of the week August 1

CERNE – short for discern ? also CERNED, CERNING

CERNUOUS – having branches or flower heads that bend downward.

NIOBOUS – concerning or containing niobium with a valence less than five
NIOBIUM – soft gray ductile metallic element used in alloys; occurs in niobite; formerly called columbium.
NIOBITE – a black mineral that is an ore of niobium and tantalum.

THUJA – red cedar.

SYBO – ?
SYBOE – Green onion
SYBOW – a young union.
SYBOTIC – a. pertaining to swineherd. sybotism, n. (swineherd - a herder or swine)

DISFLESH - To reduce the flesh or obesity of.

MOTUCA - Motuca is a municipality/county in the state of São Paulo in Brazil.

1. member of Papua New Guinean people: a member of a Melanesian people of Papua New Guinea who live in the central province in and around Port Moresby

2. Motu language: the Austronesian language of the Motu.14,000.

MOTTY – Full of, or consisting of, motes.
The motty dust reek raised by the workmen. - H. Miller.

SYPH - a common venereal disease caused by the Treponema pallidum spirochete; symptoms change through progressive stages; can be congenital (transmitted through the placenta)

SYPHER - To overlap and even (chamfered or beveled plank edges) so that they form a flush surface.

HESP – A measure of two hanks of linen thread.
HESPED - Eulogy delivered by rabbi for the dead in Judaism.
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