Schnee (schnee) wrote,
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demonstrate, disgavel, palimpsest, remonstrate, velocity

More Unusual Definitions, courtesy of yours truly:

demonstrate, v.

of a werewolf: to shapeshift into human form. (contrast remonstrate.)

"Allow me to demonstrate."

disgavel, v.

of a judge: to remove from office; to defrock.

palimpsest, adj. /pæˈlɪmpsɛst/

most resembling an elephant.

"Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the palimpsest one of all?"
— Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, first draft (rejected)

remonstrate, v.

of a werewolf: to shapeshift into wolf form. (contrast demonstrate.)

velocity, n.

a bicycle-friendly town.

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