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Nov 28, 2001
This week's theme
Wordpix, words drawn so that they explain themselves

This week's words
procrustean
pendulous
acclivity
kowtow
inebriety
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acclivity

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(a-KLIV-i-tee)

noun: An upward slope.

[From Latin acclivitas, from acclivis (uphill), from ad- + clivus (slope).]

"A few days on the neighborhood acclivities and Fenton dropped his life goal of scaling Mt. Everest in favor of improving his bowling scores."

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Simplicity doesn't mean to live in misery and poverty. You have what you need, and you don't want to have what you don't need. -Charan Singh, mystic (1916-1990)

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