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    Iota -- An extremely small amount.
     
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    Io -
    1Greek Mythology
    A priestess of Hera who was loved by Zeus. Trying to protect her from the jealousy of Hera, Zeus turned Io into a heifer. Hera sent a gadfly to torture the heifer, which then fled across the world and finally reached Egypt, where Zeus turned her back into human form.
    • 2Astronomy
      One of the Galilean moons of Jupiter, the fifth-closest satellite to the planet, being actively volcanic and coloured red and yellow with sulphur compounds (diameter 3,630 km).

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    E-I-E-I-O
    Sound heard on a farm.
     
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    Quandary -- (Noun) 1) A state of perplexity or uncertainty over what to do in a difficult situation. 2) A difficult situation; a practical dilemma.
     
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    There used to be commercials on TV for a company called "Clarica". They emphasized the importance of clarity. After seeing their commercials dozens of times, I still have no idea what the company does.
     
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    ^^^
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Clarica can refer to:

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    Aptagram

    Noun Edit

    aptagram (plural aptagrams)

    (rare) An anagram whose meaning is relevant to that of the original text that was anagrammed
    "Moon starer" is an aptagram of "astronomer"
    "Notes" is an aptagram of "tones"

    https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/aptagram

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    Titan: (Noun) 1) (Capitalized) Any of a family of giants in Greek mythology born of Uranus and Gaea and ruling the Earth until overthrown by the Olympian gods. 2) One that is gigantic in size or power : One that stands out for greatness or achievement. 3) (Capitalized) The largest moon of Saturn.
     
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    Dilapidated -- (Noun) 1) (of a building or object) in a state of disrepair or ruin as a result of age or neglect.
     
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    POPTY PING'

    Welsh for microwave

    No one in Wales actually uses 'popty ping' but that hasn't stopped it acquiring a momentum all of its own. But these tremendous Welsh words and phrases deserve just as much fame

    https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/www...fun-stuff/24-welsh-words-phrases-just-6387661

    What’s the Welsh for microwave?

    It’s not really popty-ping, if that’s what you’re getting at. [Popty means ‘oven’, so it’s an oven that goes ping. It’s a joke.] The proper name is microdon - the don bit means ‘wave’.

    http://www.visitwales.com/explore/traditions-history/welsh-language/facts

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    Celestial (Adjective)
    1) Positioned in or relating to the sky, or outer space as observed in astronomy.
    2) Belonging or relating to heaven.
    3) Supremely good.
     
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    Yes and originated during a time when the gods ruled our understanding of the universe instead of science.
    http://www.dictionary.com/browse/celestial
     
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    Thanks! I did not know celestial had some more different meanings as adjectives and nouns.
     
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    Cephalopod 1) (Noun) An active predatory mollusk of the class Cephalopoda, such as an octopus or squid.
     
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    con·nip·tion
    kəˈnipSH(ə)n/
    noun
    NORTH AMERICAN informal
    plural noun: conniptions
    1. a fit of rage or hysterics.
      "the casting choice gave the writers a conniption"
    Found the word when reading

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    "Conniption fits" are common on Sciforums......, sometimes warranted, sometimes gratuitous..

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