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jocle commented on the word callipygean
If this you do not know, I have contempt for what you do know.
It means 'having beautiful buttocks' -- perhaps you don't!
April 3, 2009
jocle commented on the word borborygmous
Hey! How come you don't know the meaning? I thought you had a million words already. This one is in every dictionary. It means
'the sound of flatulence in the intestines.'
jocle commented on the word engonaki
I know it's a Greek word from the context in Updike's novel, 'Rabbit is Rich' on p84 of 308 pages in my etext file. May mean 'family'. Here's the context:
Harry tries outright grievance. "I can't figure out what the kid wants."
"He wants to get started at the real world. I think he wants in around here."
"I know he wants in, and I don't want him in. He makes me uncomfortable. With
that sorehead look of his he couldn't sell - "
"Coke in the Sahara," Charlie finishes for him. "Be that as it may, he's Fred
Springer's grandson. He's engonaki."
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