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cacophony
Gr. kakos, kaka: bad + phono-: sound

And tinntinnabulation!

".... what a great word: tinntinnabulation"
-R.B.

I found these great words about the same time in high school. Fun.
 
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...and then there is a....
SEPTUAGENARIAN

That's what Ray used to be.

What do they call it when you are hitting 87?

...an OCTOGENERIAN
(Well, at least it has something like OCTOBER in the word!)

Just how high do these age definitions go?
 
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S...U...M. . .m. . .e . . . r . . .
 
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chimera


She stood silently looking out into the great sallow distances of sea bottom, as if recalling something, her yellow eyes soft and moist...

rocketsummer@insightbb.com
 
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Mockery


"Live Forever!"
 
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floccipaucinihilipilification

And (because to-the-point people are sometimes neater than phony intellectuals) Helen Gurley Brown's version of same:

pippypoo


"Save your freedom. If anyone tells you you may not read Harry Potter because of 'witchcraft', run! Shun him. He's a Fireman."
 
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dragonfly,
Believe it or not, floccipaucinihilipilification
already came up some time ago!
Of course, that doesn't stuctify its being posted again!
 
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Braling II, are you trying to say that it doesn't nullify that other long word being used?
 
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Braling II, I am sorry to report this but I checked the word stuctify on Dictionary.com and it said that there were no listings for such a word.

Where might you have come across it?
 
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biplane1: WHAT? You do not have the
"BRALING II FUNDAMENTAL DICTIONARY"

Besides that, I do believe structify (a slightly different spelling)...may be a computer gaming word. Maybe!
 
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APPY-POLLY-LOGIES TO ALL!

A rare Braling II typo there.
The word is stultify!
 
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catachresis
 
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Boy, am I relieved!!!!
 
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Sesquipedelian.


- Phil

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The fear of long words.

As it is referred to in the medical community:
hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia

__________________________________________
(thank ye: Reader's Digest, Sept. 2007, page 109)
 
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