|Subject ||terrific, bodacious(ly), boff(o), 'jim-dandy', hopeful, positive, confident, 'can-do', formal(ly), official, regular
terrific/terrifying, bodacious(ly), boff(o), 'jim-dandy', hopeful, positive, confident, 'can-do', formal(ly), official, regular
* When articulating "terrifying" with/from GRECOnglish/GC /P/Ch/abR speaking posture, "terrific" is metaphthong/MPh pronounced.
When articulating "terrifying" with/from GRECOnglish/GC /S/Ch/abT speaking posture, "terrifically" is metaphthong/MPh pronounced.
Regional Note: Popularized in the comic strip Snuffy Smith, bodacious is probably a blend of the words bold and audacious, whose combined senses are evident in the following description of Sevier County, Tennessee, as "the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim" (Los Angeles Times). A more traditional meaning is "remarkable, prodigious": "a bodacious amount of smoke" (Springfield MA Morning Union); "the most bodacious tale of hidden treasure" (Lawrence E. Will). Bodacious can also be an adverbial intensifier: "She's so bowdacious unreasonable when she's raised [irritated]" (William T. Thompson). African-American speech in New York City retains this Southernism as bardacious. Joseph Wright's English Dialect Dictionary cites the form boldacious, which is the likely source for bodacious.
* When articulating "bodaciously" with/from GRECOnglish/GC /P/Ch/abR speaking posture, "bodacious" is metaphthong/MPh pronounced.
When articulating "bodaciously" with/from GRECOnglish/GC /S/Ch/abT speaking posture, "bardacious" is metaphthong/MPh pronounced.
And when articulating "bardacious" with/from GRECOnglish/GC /P/abT speaking posture, "boldacious" is metaphthong/MPh pronounced.
** When articulating "bold and audacious" (continuously, without pause, like one word/idiom) with/from English /S speaking posture, "bowdacious" (instead of "bodacious") is metaphthong/MPh pronounced.
* When articulating "irritated" with/from GRECOnglish/GC /P/Ch/abR speaking posture, "raised" is metaphthong/MPh pronounced.
If articulating [=iau] from /P/pES/adjectives, “terrifying"/+-, “breathtaking”/+bp, “stupendous”/+cp, and “bodacious”/+-/Ch, "boffo"/Ch/+bp, "jim-dandy"/Ch/+cp are pronounced.
* When articulating "boffo" with/from GRECOnglish/GC /P/Ch/abR speaking posture, "boff" is metaphthong/MPh pronounced.
boff 1 (bŏf)
1. A line in a play or film, for example, that elicits a big laugh: "He doesn't go for the big boffs, artificially inflated, but lets his comedy build through a leisurely accumulation of bizarre details" (Vincent Canby).
2. A big laugh.
3. A conspicuous success. Also called boffo, boffola.
[Probably from b(ox) off(ice).]
boff 2 (bŏf) Vulgar Slang
v. boffed, boff•ing, boffs
To have sexual intercourse with.
To engage in sexual intercourse.
* When articulating "line" or "laugh" with/from GRECOnglish/GC /P/Ch/abR speaking posture, "boff" is metaphthong/MPh pronounced.
boff (lo/P/Ch + ve/S/Ch) love
boff (do/S/Ch + love/P/Ch) "do love"
2. something of superior quality or that is an excellent example of its kind: The new infirmary is a real jim-dandy.
quality (jim/P + dandy/S) "jim-dandy"
A person who aspires to success or who shows promise of succeeding, especially as a political candidate: a group of presidential hopefuls.
hopeful (pro/P + mise/S) promise
1. An affirmative element or characteristic.
2. Mathematics A quantity greater than zero.
3. Physics A positive electric charge.
4. A photographic image in which the lights and darks appear as they do in nature.
a. The uncompared degree of an adjective or adverb.
b. A word in this degree.
6. Music A division of some pipe organs, similar in sound to the great but smaller and less powerful.
positive (ele/S + ment/C2) element
positive (ze/S + ro/T) zero
positive (char/T + ge/S) charge
positive (i/P + mage/S) image
positive (deg/S + ree/P) degree
positive (wor/C2 + d/S) word
positive (pipe/C2 + organ/P) "pipe organ"
5. a confidant.
* When articulating "confident" with/from GRECOnglish/GC /P/Ch/abR speaking posture, "confidant" is metaphthong/MPh pronounced.
1. One to whom secrets or private matters are disclosed.
2. A character in a drama or fiction, such as a trusted friend or servant, who serves as a device for revealing the inner thoughts or intentions of a main character.
confidant (charac/P/Ch + ter/S/Ch) character
2. the quality of being efficient and enthusiastic.
"can-do" (qual/P/Ch + ity/S/Ch) quality
20. a dance, ball, or other social occasion that requires formalwear.
21. an evening gown.
22. in formal attire: We're supposed to go formal.
formal (o/P + ccasion/S) occasion
formal (go/S + wn/P) gown
* When articulating "formally" with/from GRECOnglish/GC /P/Ch/abR speaking posture, "formal" is metaphthong/MPh pronounced.
1. One who holds an office or position, especially one who acts in a subordinate capacity for an institution such as a corporation or governmental agency.
2. Sports A referee or umpire.
official (po/P + sition/S) position
official (refer/S + ee/P) referee
23. a long-standing or habitual customer or client: The restaurant can always find tables for its regulars.
24. Ecclesiastical. a member of a duly constituted religious order under a rule.
25. Military. a professional soldier.
26. U.S. Politics. a party member who faithfully stands by his or her party.
27. a size of garment designed for men of average build.
28. a garment, as a suit or overcoat, in this size.
29. an athlete who plays in most of the games, usually from the start.
regular (cus/P/Ch + tomer/S/Ch) customer
regular (or/P/Ch + der/S/Ch) order
regular (sol/P/Ch + dier/S/Ch) soldier
regular (par/P/Ch + ty/S/Ch) party
regular (gar/P/Ch + ment/S/Ch) garment
regular (over/P/Ch + coat/S/Ch) overcoat
regular (ath/P/Ch + lete/S/Ch) athlete
| sour(ness), vice/viciousness, cruelty, savage(ry), feminine(ness), sex, female(n-), male(n-), masculine(n-)|
| parlous/perilous, '(de)fend (off)', 'cover up', protect/guard/secure/preserve/furnish, 'fit out', stock/supply|