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09 January 2004 @ 12:06 pm
Words for Today: Decimate, Panoply, Copacetic  
dec·i·mate tr.v., dec·i·mat·ed, dec·i·mat·ing, dec·i·mates

1. To destroy or kill a large part of (a group).
2. Usage Problem.
a. To inflict great destruction or damage on: The fawns decimated my rose bushes.
b. To reduce markedly in amount: a profligate heir who decimated his trust fund.
3. To select by lot and kill one in every ten of.

pan·o·ply n. pl. pan·o·plies

1. A splendid or striking array: a panoply of colorful flags. See Synonyms at display.
2. Ceremonial attire with all accessories: a portrait of the general in full panoply.
3. Something that covers and protects: a porcupine's panoply of quills.
4. The complete arms and armor of a warrior.


adj : completely satisfactory; "his smile said that everything was copacetic"; "You had to be a good judge of what a man was like, and the English was copacetic"- John O'Hara [syn: copasetic, copesetic, copesettic]
masui on January 9th, 2004 06:22 pm (UTC)
man. I have a story that about the word "copacetic" that is actually from the same conversation that spawned "and then I found five dollars".

Both things involve Josh Plocher and Curtis Gilbert.