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Blimey Lizzie, it's a bit early for resurrecting the old grey matter ! 

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Actually, I think there's more, but they're botanical terms derived from Latin I presume. Do they count ?

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One could be facetious and facetiously mention Ms Sparrows word 'abstemious' but that would possibly be a little affectious...

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It's reassuring to see that some of us still speak and understand proper English ! Well done.

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Think about it. We were given two, facetious and abstemious. Simply adding ly to the ends gives two more though I thought of using the second only after I pressed send. The word affectious I use occasionally, usually in the form of an insult...   ;)

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1 hour ago, Brew said:

One could be facetious and facetiously mention Ms Sparrows word 'abstemious' but that would possibly be a little affectious...

Or even affectatious...dare one say? :rolleyes:

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