Cat home from getting hydration treatment under the skin. No running around for her today.

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adviser
(also advisor)

/ədˈvaɪzər//ədˈvīzər/
noun
1 A person who gives advice in a particular field.
1.1 North American (in a school, college, or university) a teacher or staff counselor who helps a student plan a course of study.

Usage
Adviser and advisor are both correct. Adviser may be seen as less formal. Advisor often suggests an official position.

I visited the university and consulted with my advisor. She offered the recommendation that I consider a career in plumbing.

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bungle

/ˈbʌŋɡ(ə)l/
verb
[with object]
1 Carry out (a task) clumsily or incompetently.
1.1 usually as adjective bunglingno object Make or be prone to making many mistakes.
noun
A mistake or badly carried out action.

Origin
Mid 16th century: of unknown origin; compare with bumble.

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It is a serious pedestrian bungle
To walk below a python in the jungle.
Unless your brother had kids early,
You'll never be an uncle.

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auger

/ˈɔːɡə/
noun
1 A tool resembling a large corkscrew, for boring holes in wood.
1.1 A large tool similar to an auger, used for boring holes in the ground.
2 A marine mollusc of warm seas with a slender tapering spiral shell.

Origin
Old English nafogār, from nafu (see nave) + gār ‘piercer’. The n was lost by wrong division of a nauger; compare with adder and apron.

Brace yourself a bit for this one. I used an auger to make the hole into which I will force fit today's word.

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Sunday Sillies -Wicked Wonderful Wordies -

Idioms or common phrases (American/English) are represented by the position, shape or arrangement of words in or around a square.

Can you figure out this week's wordie? It would be wicked wonderful if you can.

Please use CW to submit your answers, thanks. Give everybody the chance to guess.

Hint: congratulate

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mamaguy

/ˈmaməɡʌɪ/
verb
[with object]West Indian
Try to deceive (someone), especially with flattery or untruths.

Origin
From Spanish mamar gallo ‘make a monkey of’.

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Do not even try to bluff fans of the WotD by trying to mamaguy them with fake or reused words.

[It is actually impossible to have a fake word, just a new, unexpected one. They are classified as neologisms.]

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avarice

/ˈav(ə)rɪs/
noun
mass noun
Extreme greed for wealth or material gain.

Origin
Middle English: from Old French, from Latin avaritia, from avarus ‘greedy’.

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Being greedy just isn't nice
So let me give you some free advice
Share with others. That's doing good.
And avoid developing rude avarice.

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Carnivore at work (WotD)) Show more

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Weed/Wildflower Wednesday

This week - crabgrass, which pretty much nobody considers a wildflower!

Taking root wherever it can, spreading those roots out widely from the stalks and producing plenty of seeds, this one gets pulled by overworked gardeners, landscape workers and homeowners.

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pleasance

/ˈplɛz(ə)ns/
noun
A secluded enclosure or part of a garden, especially one attached to a large house.

Origin
Middle English (in the sense ‘pleasure’): from Old French plaisance, from plaisant ‘pleasing’ (see pleasant).

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Patricia perused the pleasance
And soon settled in with her presents.
Surrounded by the flowers,
She wiled away some hours.
Reading her newest book
In the cosy little nook.

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interlinear

/ɪntəˈlɪnɪə/
adjective
1 Written or printed between the lines of a text.
1.1 (of a book) having the same text in different languages printed on alternate lines.

Origin
Late Middle English: from medieval Latin interlinearis, from inter- ‘between’ + Latin linearis (from linea ‘line’).

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(interlinear writing)
I would write here.
I wŭrde hier schreiben.
Two languages together.
Zwei Sprachen zusammen.
:? ----------------------- :?

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ratite

/ˈratʌɪt/
adjective
Ornithology
(of a bird) having a flat breastbone without a keel, and so unable to fly.
noun
Ornithology
Any of the mostly large, flightless birds with a ratite breastbone, i.e. the ostrich, rhea, emu

Origin
Late 19th century: from Latin ratis ‘raft’ + -ite.

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I don't want to meet a ratite
In the darkest middle of the night.
There is no doubt I might
Just scream aloud in fright.

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mysophobia
(also misophobia)

/ˌmʌɪsə(ʊ)ˈfəʊbɪə/
noun
mass noun
Extreme or irrational fear of dirt or contamination.

Origin
Late 19th century: from Greek musos ‘uncleanness’ + -phobia.

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While Charlie was happy to stay mostly clean, he did not suffer from mysophobia. Pig Pen was his good, if slightly smudged, friend.

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Sunday Sillies -Wicked Wonderful Wordies -

Idioms or common phrases (American/English) are represented by the position, shape or arrangement of words in or around a square.

Can you figure out this week's wordie? It would be wicked wonderful if you can.

Please use CW to submit your answers, thanks. Give everybody the chance to guess.

Hint: taking charge

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isthmus

/ˈɪsθməs//ˈɪsməs//ˈɪstməs/
noun
1 A narrow strip of land with sea on either side, forming a link between two larger areas of land.
2 Anatomy
A narrow organ, passage, or piece of tissue connecting two larger parts.

Origin
Mid 16th century: via Latin from Greek isthmos.

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The isthmus of Panama, once penetrated by the famous canal, became one of the busiest shipping lanes ine world.

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Somebody asked if I'd like a lobster roll, but I think I misunderstood.

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predictable

/prɪˈdɪktəb(ə)l/
adjective
1 Able to be predicted.
1.1 derogatory Always behaving or occurring in the way expected.

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Certain events happen in a predictable sequence on a typical day.

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Hey!

A reminder to anyone who cares:

I called out artists this morning.

BUT, BUT, BUT...

I think all of you who sling words, share music, offer advice and generally fill my home timeline with interesting stuff are great, too.

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