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Nov 30, 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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inebriety

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(in-i-BRY-i-tee)

noun: Drunkenness.

[Intensive prefix in- + Latin ebriare (to make drunk), from ebrius (drunk).]


"On receiving his third warning for inebriety while at work, Dipsom sent his resignation with the note, `This job interferes with my drinking.'"

X-Bonus

Nothing so soon the drooping spirits can raise / As praises from the men, whom all men praise. -Abraham Cowley, poet (1618-1667)

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