DISCLAIMER: This is not a political rant for or against the amendment which is being voted upon today in North Carolina. If you see significance in any of the words I've chosen to form using the letters from "Amendment One," it is likely only your imagination. If you still choose to think that I picked certain words on purpose, well then, you are certainly entitled to your opinion. ~ JPH
1) Memento: (a) An object or item that serves to remind one of a person, past event, etc.; keepsake; souvenir. (b) Anything serving as a reminder or warning.
2) Momenta: Force or speed of movement; impetus, as of a physical object or course of events.
3) Dement: To make mad or insane.
4) Moan: To utter something inarticulately or pitifully, as if in lamentation.
5) Atone: (a) To make amends or reparation, as for an offense or a crime, or for an offender. (b) To make up, as for errors or deficiencies. (c) To become reconciled; agree.
6) Demote: To reduce to a lower grade, rank, class, or position.
7) Demon: (a) An evil spirit; devil or fiend. (b) An evil passion or influence. (c) A person considered extremely wicked, evil, or cruel.
8) Demean: To lower in dignity, honor, or standing; debase.
9) Mate: noun (a) Husband or wife; spouse. (b) One of a pair. (c) A counterpart. (d) An associate; fellow worker; comrade; partner. verb (a) To join as a mate or as mates. (b) To match or marry. (c) To join, fit, or associate suitably.
10) Amend: (a) To alter, modify, rephrase, or add to or subtract from (a motion, bill, constitution, etc.) by formal procedure. (b) To change for the better; improve. (c) To remove or correct faults in; rectify.
11) Mean: (a) Offensive, selfish, or unaccommodating; nasty; malicious. (b) Small-minded or ignoble. (c) Inferior in grade, quality, or character. (d) Low in status, rank, or dignity.
12) Name: (a) A word or a combination of words by which a person, place, or thing, a body or class, or any object of thought is designated, called, or known. (b) An appellation, title, or epithet, applied descriptively, in honor, abuse, etc. (c) A reputation of a particular kind given by common opinion.
13) Amen: It is so; so be it (used after a prayer, creed, or other formal statement to express solemn ratification or agreement).
14) Damn: (a) To declare something to be bad, unfit, invalid, or illegal. (b) To bring condemnation upon; ruin. (c) To doom to eternal punishment or condemn to hell.
15) Mend: (a) To make (something broken, worn, torn, or otherwise damaged) whole, sound, or usable by repairing. (b) To remove or correct defects or errors in. (c) To set right; make better; improve.
16) Ammo: (a) The material fired, scattered, dropped, or detonated from any weapon. (b) Any material, means, weapons, etc., used in any conflict. (c) Information, advice, or supplies to help defend or attack a viewpoint, argument, or claim.
17) Deem: (a) To form or have an opinion; judge; think. (b) To hold as an opinion; think; regard.
18) Tend: (a) To be disposed or inclined in action, operation, or effect to do something. (b) To be disposed toward an idea, emotion, way of thinking, etc. (c) To be inclined to or have a tendency toward a particular quality, state, or degree. (d) To lead or be directed in a particular direction.
19) Ado: A great deal of fuss and noise; a considerable emotional upset; to-do; commotion; stir; tumult; flurry.
20) One: (a) Being or amounting to a single unit or individual or entire thing, item, or object rather than two or more; a single. (b) Being a person, thing, or individual instance or member of a number, kind, group, or category indicated. (c) Existing, acting, or considered as a single unit, entity, or individual. (d) In a state of agreement; of one opinion; united in thought or feeling.