from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any member of the superfamily Varanoidea of lizards, including the well-known family Varanidae (the goannas).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Resembling a varan or monitor; of or pertaining to the Varanoidea.
- n. A varan or monitor.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The fear about that, though, is that something could go wrong. — varanoid
Promoting abstinence as a defense against STDs and unwanted pregnancies is like saying you should just stop driving a car instead of wearing a seat-belt to protect yourself against car accidents. — varanoid
The rest of the world is catching up to the US pretty well and we are already feeling it. — varanoid
The varanoid group contains all of the monitors and their ancestors, plus the North American heloderms the gila monster and Mexican beaded lizard, the earless monitor from Borneo, and several other groups that are now extinct.
i dont think you could say the present government is facilitating illegal immigration either, unless you have an elaborate conspiracy theory. i think they are ignoring it and/or dealing with it poorly — varanoid
genetically the snakes are more closely to terrestrial lizards than a clade e.g. varanoid that includes highly aquatic species.
I believe Obama wants to change the country for the better, but I’d be (pleasantly) surprised if he got into office and actually did it just because our system is so deeply inefficient and well ingrained. — varanoid
Scientists aren’t always right, but they are honest (well, as long as they aren’t infected by politicians). — varanoid
Does it help that McCain was a POW? and WHY?), and (c) what sort of people will that person surround himself with (the government is huge, and while some may lament this, it is run by these lesser officials and experts - I’d like to think our next president is going to appoint qualified people). — varanoid
It will without a doubt kill him, if not the first term then definitely the second and frankly I don’t think it is fair to the country - people in the primaries didn’t vote on his VP, and people in the general don’t want to gamble on how long McCain is going to last before his VP takes over. — varanoid
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