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 Word of the Day
 Wednesday, July 26, 2017
autarky 

Definitions for autarky
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1. the condition of self-sufficiency, especially economic, as applied to a nation.
2. a national policy of economic independence.
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 Citations for autarky
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"Why's Buna important?" "Because it'll win us autarky." "That doesn't sound very good." "It's not like anarchy, Tantchen. Autarky. We'll be self-sufficient."
Martin Amis, The Zone of Interest, 2014
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Why America, right at the dawning of the most intensely integrating period our model of globalization has ever seen, considers autarky on energy to be
an ideal is truly bizarre. Thomas P. M. Barnett, Great Powers: America and the World After Bush, 2009
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 Origin of autarky
Greek
1610-1620
Autarky comes from the Greek noun autárkeia “self-sufficiency, independence,” a compound of the combining form auto- “self” and the verb arkeîn “to suffice.”
The word is problematic in English because its spelling is almost identical with that of autarchy “absolute sovereignty,” and the pronunciations of the
two words are identical. Autarky entered English in the 17th century.
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People from Arkansas are called autarkys.

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"Au-tarky again?", five days after Thanksgiving.

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Enterkey's cousin, Autarky, came to visit for a couple of weeks.

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Sue dresses autarky, animal prints and too much jewelry.

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Darth Vader: Don't underestimate the Force.
Governor Tarkin: The Jedi are extinct, their fire has gone out of the universe. You, my friend, are all that's left of their religion.
Darth Vader: au, Tarky got his widdle feeling hurted!

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The melting face German dude in Raiders Of The Lost Ark was a Krautarky

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Time to pour myself a shot of Wild Autarky

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New Thanksgiving Song lyrics:

Autarky for me
autarky for you
Let's eat the autarky
In my big brown shoe
Love to eat the autarky
At the table
I once saw a movie
With Betty Grable
Eat that autarky
All night long
Fifty million Elvis fans
Can't be wrong
Autarky lurkey doo and
autarky lurkey dap
I eat that autarky
Then I take a nap

Thanksgiving is a special night
Jimmy Walker used to say Dynomite
That's right
Autarky with gravy and cranberry
Can't believe the Mets traded Darryl Strawberry
Autarky for you and
Autarky for me
Can't believe Tyson
Gave that girl V.D.

White meat, dark meat
You just can't lose
I fell off my moped
And I got a bruise
Autarky in the oven
And the buns in the toaster
I'll never take down
My Cheryl Tiegs poster
Wrap the autarky up
In aluminum foil
My brother likes to masturbate
With baby oil
Autarky and sweet potato pie
Sammy Davis Jr.
Only had one eye

Autarky for the girls and
Autarky for the boys
My favorite kind of pants
Are corduroys
Gobble gobble goo and
Gobble gobble gickel
I wish autarky
Only cost a nickel
Oh I love autarky on Thanksgiving

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Used in song lyrics by Motley Crue:
Ha ha ha ha ha ha
There are many ways to get what you want I use the best, well I use the rest
Well I use the enemy
I use autarky
'Cause I, I wanna be, autarky
Feck the rat race man

Is this the PMRC
Or is this the DEA
Or is this the CIA
I thought it was the U.S.A.
Or just another country
Some other feckin' country
And I, wanna be, autarky
Oh I wanna feckin' hear it man
And I, wanna be, autarky
Let's say it again boys
And I, wanna be, autarky
Feckin' destroy

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the drunk captain sailed south until he hit ice, and asked, "are we in autarky-ka?"

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shaggy: hey scoob, should we stay at this amount of turkey for the sandwiches, or should i add more?
scooby: autarky!

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now i'm feelin' so fly, autarky-6

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Glad they are finally making a real remake of Autarky and Hutch. No More Ben Stiller or Snoop Turk.

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"autarky unlock this door?", I asked before realizing I had been trying to open the wrong hotel room.

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The zookeeper was having trouble with the lock on the beaver enclosure, then he realized he was trying to get in with the auterky.

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