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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A compound suffix of some adjectives of Latin origin, as aquatic, erratic, lymphatic, etc., some of which are also used as nouns, as fanatic, lunatic, etc. [See remark under -atic.]
  • noun A compound termination of adjectives taken from or formed after Greek, as grammatic, hepatic, pneumatic, some accompanying English nouns in -ma or -m, as dramatic, problematic, etc., or in -ate, as piratic, etc.

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  • Whether in Republican or Democr atic administrations, the Washington policy consensus for a decade has been "print and spend."

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  • They are going to be overrun with fan (atic) s. heehee

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  • WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama used his State of the Union address Tuesday to ask the nation to meet the challenges of a global economy, framing what he called a competitiveness agenda that includes traditional Democr atic proposals like increased education spending, alongside gestures to Republicans seeking deep budget cuts.

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  • The closest Republicans come to a public economic agenda are speeches by their House leader, John Boehner, who promises more detail later this month to blunt Democr atic efforts to paint Republicans as the "Party of No."

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  • Once upon a time it was an imperial city of the Hanse - atic Empire.

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  • But its very existence back in 1688 was hugely problem­atic.

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  • Lune-atic Yipsie comes with skin and shape with red horns ,..with and without candles red hair,..with and without flowers and bats with her bodytied skinsuit and her rats around her neck she can be found being lune-ing around touch pumpkin on table for lune-atic yipsie move

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  • Lune-atic Yipsie comes with skin and shape with red horns ,..with and without candles red hair,..with and without flowers and bats with her bodytied skinsuit and her rats around her neck she can be found being lune-ing around touch pumpkin on table for lune-atic yipsie move

    four Yip's "Lune-acy"

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