bankroll

bankroll

/ˈbaŋkrəʊl/
noun
1 North American – A roll of banknotes.
1.1 Financial resources.
verb
[with object]informal
Support (a person, organization, or project) financially.

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Though he’d never been to the state, Bob, ever a flashy dude, carried his bills as if it were a Michigan Bankroll.

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Memories

I sit here in the clutter
Of the past, and mutter
‘Bout the jumble of a lifetime
Both frenetic and sublime.

Some memories fade
As we retire to the shade;
Others seem to advance
Like our first crazy dance.

As with your friends you joked
You blushed as I approached
I reach to grasp your hand
And I hear again that band.

(CLMOOC Poetry Port Day 21)

Risk

His jump across the ditch
Went off without a hitch.
But when he jumped on back
He heard his ankle crack.

He hobbled to the house.
As quiet as a mouse.
Hoping mom would not be mad.
Turned out she was only sad.

That ankle sure did swell
And remained so for a spell.
Though he gave it dirty looks
As he curled up reading books.

He did not stay impaired
As I know you all have cared.
He returned to jump and run
His life’s been full of fun.

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(Poetry Port Day 20 – risk)

precipitous

precipitous

/prɪˈsɪpɪtəs/
adjective
1 Dangerously high or steep.
1.1 (of a change to a worse situation or condition) sudden and dramatic.
2 (of an action) done suddenly and without careful consideration.

Origin
Mid 17th century from obsolete French précipiteux, from Latin praeceps, praecip(it)- ‘steep, headlong’ (see precipitate).

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I was about to be precipitous by reposting precipice as offered by the dictionary.
Fortunately, calm prevailed and, the disastrous plunge didn’t happen.

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dubitable

dubitable

/ˈdjuːbɪtəb(ə)l/
adjective
rare
(of a belief, conclusion, etc.) open to doubt.

Origin
Early 17th century from Latin dubitabilis, from dubitare ‘to doubt’.

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I think that it is very fine.
That you here, perchance, opine.
For discussion, it is good design.
And perhaps our thinking will align.

But remember, when it’s suitable,
Avoid a phrase inscrutable.
What you say is dubitable,
If not completely full of bull!

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outfox

outfox

/aʊtˈfɒks/
verb
[with object]informal
Defeat (someone) by being more clever or cunning than them.

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A fox cannot enjoy sunning
If it’s amidst panicked running.
So it’s best if it’s cunning
Oufoxes hunters who’re gunning.

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