pie

chiffon – First a fabric, then a type of pie. More…

egg wash – Egg and milk or water brushed on bread, pie, etc. before baking is called egg wash. More…

pizza – Literally "pie" in Italian, making "pizza pie" redundant. It’s plural is pizza. More…

lid – The top crust of a pie. More…

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technical

spod – A studious person who is quite socially inept or dull or a person who pursues an unfashionable, technical, or esoteric interest with obsessive dedication. More…

masterpiece – Originally, it was used in a technical or academic sense to apply to a work that was presented to a medieval guild for qualification as a "master." More…

technical, technic – Technical is based on technic, an adjective meaning "pertaining to art," from Greek tekhne, "art." More…

technicize – To make technical. More…

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ignore

flout, flaunt – Flout means "defy, ignore" and flaunt means "show off." More…

ignore, disregard – Ignore is properly used of things that are present in one's surroundings; for things like rules, conventions, stipulations, and contracts, the right word is disregard. More…

stet – Latin for "let it stand," a notation to ignore a correction made to a text. More…

pretermit – To pass over or ignore something. More…

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healing

balsam – First referred to an aromatic resinous substance with healing or soothing properties. More…

healing, curing – Healing is a process in which an organism's health is restored; curing is a method that promotes healing. More…

psychiatry – From Greek psykhe, "mind," and iatreia, "healing." More…

salve – The main semantic element is "healing," but the etymological meaning is "oily substance." More…

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purposes

all intents and purposes – A redundant phrase, created for emphasis. More…

blamestorming – An intense discussion for the purposes of placing blame or assigning responsibility for a misdeed or failure. More…

celebrant, celebrator, reveler – Celebrants take part in religious ceremonies; celebrators or revelers gather for purposes of revelry. More…

teleology – The study of design in nature; the word's basic meaning is "the study of ends or purposes"—attempts to understand the purpose of a natural occurrence by looking at its results. More…

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