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    From OhHandsomeOh (earlier this week while playing Taboo):
    Chinwag - v. to chat idly; gossip. n. an idle chat; gossiping


    7-18-08
    Telemetry - n. The science and technology of automatic measurement and transmission of data by wire, radio, or other means from remote sources, as from space vehicles, to receiving stations for recording and analysis.

    Reconnaissance - n.the act of reconnoitering: inspecting, examining, surveying, exploring

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    7-21-08
    From yesterday_again, while he/she was trying to mutate my nick.
    Annihilation - n. the state of being annihilated; extinction; destruction.

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    7-29-08
    From my mentor, while he was helping me with my project.
    Esoteric - adjective. understood by or meant for only the select few who have special knowledge or interest; recondite; belonging to the select few; private; secret; confidential.

    From my research about building a rocket
    Apogee - noun. Astronomy. the point in the orbit of a heavenly body, esp. the moon, or of a man-made satellite at which it is farthest from the earth; the highest or most distant point.

    From reading cô iPropose's post (http://www.tienganh.net/showthread.php?t=1139)
    Mwah - interjection. comic sound word for 'kiss'
    I thought it was "muah". I know we use both, but mwah is the "correct" word.

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    7-30-08
    From looking for words that end with "y" for the "Connect the NOUN tail" game
    Temerity - noun. reckless boldness; rashness.

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    11-5-08
    From enigma_21
    Enigma - noun. a puzzling or inexplicable occurrence or situation; a person of puzzling or contradictory character; One that is puzzling, ambiguous, or inexplicable; mystery

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    12-10-08
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    Valiant - adjective. boldly courageous; brave; stout-hearted; heroic; worthy; excellent

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    12-9-11
    From preparing for class
    Smart - verb (used without object). to be a source of sharp, local, and usually superficial pain, as a wound.
    Smart - verb (used with object). to cause a sharp pain to or in.

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