An admiral is standing by a candy machine at the Naval Academy in Annapolis when he stops a plebe walking by.
- "Sailor, do you have change for a dollar?"
- "Sure, buddy," - says the plebe, rooting around his pocket.
- "That"s no way to address an officer! Now let"s try it again. Do you have change for a dollar?"
The plebe snaps to attention and barks,
- "No, sir!"
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n. Regular oval, resulting when a cone is cut obliquely by a plane. [greek elleipsis deficit]
adj. - difficult to find or catch.
- difficult to remember. - avoiding the point raised. elusiveness n. ELYSIUM
n. - (also elysian fields) (in greek mythology) abode of the blessed after death.
- place of ideal happiness. elysian adj. [latin from greek] EMANATE
v. (-ting) (usu. Foll. By from) issue or originate (from a source). emanation n. [latin mano flow]
—n. (pl. -es) 1 order forbidding foreign ships to enter, or any ships to leave, a country's ports.
- official suspension of an activity. —v. (-es, -ed) place under embargo. [spanish: related to *bar1] EMBASSY
n. (pl. -ies) 1 a residence or offices of an ambassador. B ambassador and staff.
- deputation to a foreign government. [french: related to *ambassador] EMBOLUS
n. (pl. -li) object causing an embolism.
—v. (-cing) 1 a hold closely in the arms. B (absol., of two people) embrace each other.
- clasp, enclose. - accept eagerly (an offer etc.). - adopt (a cause, idea, etc.). - include, comprise. - take in with the eye or mind. —n. Act of embracing, clasp. embraceable adj. [latin: related to *brace] EMBROIL
v. (often foll. By with) involve (a person etc.) In a conflict or difficulties. embroilment n. [french brouiller mix]
green adj. & n. (as adj. Often hyphenated) bright green.
- isle n. Ireland. - —n. - bright-green gem. - colour of this. —adj. Bright green. [greek smaragdos]
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