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The clue is in the middle of the word.
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But you said 'esquipedalian'.
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:oops
So I did!
If I had looked for the meaning before trying to guess, I would have realised my mistake.
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You're forgiven.
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Sesquipedalian is the word!
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Try frumious.

Actually I think it is cheating to call it an established word,
as it was coined by Lewis Carroll in 1871, in "Jabberwocky."
He used it again in 1876, in "The Hunting of the Snark."



What does it mean?

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He said it was a blend of fuming and furious.
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Dreamweaver wrote:
06 Feb 2019, 07:25
kfchugo wrote:
05 Feb 2019, 22:45
I have always been fond of "innuendo"....... sounds like an Italian suppository.
:heeheehee
Yep....me too !

I also laugh when someone says you can pull a rabbit out of your hat.....

Always makes my think you can also pull a hare (hair) out of your a*se

Sorry......could not help myself.
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I'm not too much into new words because I usually scoot over them with out giving much thought to their meaning, maybe making a fast, wild guess as to their meaning. I did run across a word the other day that gave me pause. It is ’Scouser’ and seems to be a very British word.

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Good to see you here, hawkeye. A Scouser is a Liverpudlian, i.e. native of Liverpool.
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Absquatulate ?? Do I add the meaning or do others guess?
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suze37 wrote:
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Absquatulate ?? Do I add the meaning or do others guess?
What ever you wish, Suze. I'll look it up, but guessing first, ab signifies away from, and ulate I don't have a clue about. Thinking of congratulate, ambulate, circulate, articulate. Creating those circumstances, doing, perhaps?
So creating getting away from squatting. In other words 'getting off your rear end.' :heeheehee

I will go and look it up, but others might like to guess in the meantime.
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It's an American word, I think. I've come across it before, but forgotten its meeting. Maybe, as DW says, it means to get up and do something.
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It means to DECAMP.......To run away, to shoot through ....to bolt.
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