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As a fan of the show ‘The Big Bang Theory’ I was familiar with Sheldon’s love of ‘vexillology’.

Yesterday’s word and definition > > ‘vexillology’ means ‘the study of flags’. 51 more words

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Word of the Day #8

Jenticulate- to have breakfast

Etymology- Latin

Pronunciation- dʒɛnˈtæk.jə.ləɹ

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Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens.

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No, Not Meteorology, Metrology

And no, it isn’t the science of metrosexuals. Nor is it a sister store to Anthropologie. I ran into this word while doing some editing the other day and almost corrected it to “meteorology.” Thankfully I didn’t, or I would have looked pretty ignorant–and incapable of using a dictionary (of course, in my head: “Ha! 134 more words


Five Types of Specialized Dictionaries

by Mark Nichol From Daily Writing Tips

Dictionaries aren’t just for looking up spellings and meanings of a broad selection of terms; you’ll find biographical, geographical, and medical dictionaries, among other specialized volumes. 326 more words

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Selah is defined as a Hebrew word that has been found at the ending of verses in Psalms and has been interpreted as an instruction calling for a break in the singing of the Psalm or it may mean “forever”.  820 more words

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