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Sequester

SEQUESTER
<See-kwes-ter>

Seclude; separate; isolate;
Hiding from other people.
We sequester the jury because isolation ensures a fair trial.


SEQUEST - ER
Sequest (Reminds) Secret
We sit in secret and stay away.
SECRET



Question: Can you outrun a snafu?




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Answer: Yes. A snafu is a mistake. It does not run.
(c) 2014 E. Carruthers

Riposte

RIPOSTE
<Re-post>

Comeback; quip; retort;
Retorting in a fast and sharp way.
Your riposte surprised us because you left us speechless.


RIP - POST - E
Rip (Reminds) Rip or to shred Post (Reminds) Post or to say
A post that shreds someone is a sharp reply.
RIP POST




Question: You write: "The automobile license is accepable."Why don't I understand what you wrote?




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Inapt

INAPT
<In-apt>

Inept; clumsy; amiss;
Actions that are not appropriate
Your writing is inapt because the story does not make sense.


IN - APT
In (Reminds) In Apt (Reminds) Apt or apartment
Our writing stays in our apartment when it is poor.
NOT APPROPRIATE




Question: You're an inamorata. Why would a man walk ten miles in the snow?




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Trenchant

TRENCHANT
<Trench-chant>

Sharp; keen; biting;
Replying in a forceful way.
Your trenchant reply surprised them because you severely corrected them.


TRENCH - ANT
Trench (Reminds) Entrench Ant (Reminds) Ant
Entrench an ant and it will bite you.
ENTRENCH CHANT


Question: You are reading my paraphrase right now. What are you reading?


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Fealty

FEALTY
<Feel-tee>

Devoted; dedicated; allegiance;
Loyal to someone
My fealty is yours and you can trust me.


FEAL - TY
Feal (Reminds) Feel Ty (Reminds) Tea
We feel like drinking tea with someone we are loyal to.
FEEL TEA







Question: You take your dog to a vet and you castigate him. You give him a treat. Why does he forgive you?




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Infinitesimal

INFINITESIMAL
<In-fin-ee-tes-ee-mal>

Bitty; teeny; tiny;
Something that is exceptionally small.
It is infinitesimal because we need a microscope to measure it.


INFINITE - SIMAL
Infinite (Reminds) Infinite Simal (Reminds) Small
Being infinite and small.
INFINITE SMALL




Question: You recite prose and then repose. What are you doing now?



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Miniature

MINIATURE
<Min-ee-at-chur>

Model; mini; tiny;
Something that is extremely small.
It is a miniature horse because it is as small as a dog.


MINI - ATURE
Mini (Reminds) Mini or small Ature (Reminds) Character
Mini character that is a replica.
MINI CHARACTER



Question: You probably use a lexicon every day. What is it?






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Microscopic

MICROSCOPIC
<Mike-cro-scop-ick>

Atomic; minute; teeny;
Something that is too small to see by eye.
Ants are microscopic because we need a magnifier to see them well.


MICROSCOP - IC
Microscop (Reminds) Microscope
A microscope is needed to see it.
MICROSCOPE PICTURE


Question: You quaff. I laugh. What was funny?







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Answer: You gulped down a drink. Quaff means to drink quickly.
(c) 2014 E. Carruthers

Gargantuan

GARGANTUAN
<Gar-gan-chew-wan>

Huge; giant; massive;
Something that is very large.
The gargantuan dog was too big to keep in the house.


GARGA - NTUAN
Garga (Reminds) Garage
We need a garage for big things.
GARAGE



Question: You find a treasure map. You say,"This is not esoteric." Do you find the treasure?





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Answer: Yes. Esoteric means only understood by those who have the secret. It's not esoteric because you can understand the map.
(c) 2014 E.Carruthers