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Learnin’ Youse Some Lettas: Homo legalis.

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Share This.Homo legalis (Pronounced: Homo•legalis)→ Noun.: a) one whose status as a citizen or member of a community is recognized in law : a legal person.

Learnin’ Youse Some Lettas: Kerflooey.

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Share This.Kerflooey (Pronounced: Ker•floo•ee)→ Adjective.: a) thrown off the correct or expected course. b) unable to function. c) awry, kaput. Example: “Next thing you know, everything went kerflooey.”

Learnin’ Youse Some Lettas: Jorum.

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Share This.Jorum (Pronounced: jor•em)→ noun.: a) a large drinking vessel or its content. Example: “Bill and Bob enjoyed their jorums of lager.”

Learnin’ Youse Some Lettas: Idiorrhythmic.

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Share This.Idiorrhythmic (Pronounced: idee•uh•rhythmick)→ Adjective.: a) self-regulating; used of monks that live separately, hold property, work individually in supporting themselves, and though members of a monastery supervised by an elected council are not under direct daily supervision or of monasteries so organized . Example: “He is an idiorrhythmic member of society.”

Learnin’ Youse Some Lettas: Hawk-nosed.

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Share This.Hawk-nosed (Pronounced: Hawk•nosed)→ Adjective.: a) having a markedly curved and more or less pointed nose suggesting a hawk’s beak. Example: “the strength of the hawk-nosed face.”

Learnin’ Youse Some Lettas: Gainsaid.

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Share This.Gainsaid (Pronounced: Gain•said)→ Verb.: a) to declare to be untrue or invalid. b) contradict, oppose. Example: “It can’t be gainsaid that most people wish they had more time and money.”

Learnin’ Youse Lettas: Fissure.

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Share This.Fissure (Pronounced: fish•er)→ Noun.: a) a separation or disagreement in thought or viewpoint. b) a break or slit in tissue usually at the junction of skin and mucous membrane. Example: “There were numerous fissures in their political party.”

Learnin’ Youse Some Lettas: Empiricism.

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Share This.Empiricism (Pronounced: im•peree•sizem)→ Noun.: a) the practice of relying on observation and experiment especially in the natural sciences. b) a theory that all knowledge originates in experience. Example: “But his empiricism led him to believe that his son would learn on his own.”

Learnin’ Youse Some Lettas: Dehepatize.

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Share This.Dehepatize (Pronounced: de•hepa•tize)→ Verb.: a): to remove the liver from. Example: “Hannibal stroked his blade over his victim’s flesh; taking his time to make the incision before he dehepatized his prey.”

Learnin’ Youse Some Lettas: Chigoe.

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Share This.Chigoe (Pronounced: chi•go)→ Noun.: a) a tropical flea (Tunga penetrans) of which the fertile female causes great discomfort by burrowing under the skin. b) also known as “chigger.” Example: “During our tropical vacation Sally caught a bad case of chigoe.”