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DEFINITION: sensibility to conformance with or divergence from the established usage (as in form or idiom) of a language
SENTENCE: The skilled linguist had a very dependable sprachgefühl.
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DEFINITION: a hill or mountain completely surrounded by glacial ice
SENTENCE: Several penguins lived around the nunatak.
DEFINITION: enjoyment of the mishaps of others
SENTENCE: People who express schadenfreude should be ashamed of themselves. (Really, they should.)
ORIGIN: International Scientific Vocabulary
DEFINITION: the treatment of disease by baths
SENTENCE: The balneologist treated his patient using balneotherapy.
ORIGIN: New Latin, from Greek and New Latin parts
DEFINITION: fear of the number thirteen (13)
SENTENCE: The Gaylord National Hotel lacked a thirteenth floor, likely due to superstitious triskaidekaphobia.
ORIGIN: Achomawi, from achóma river
DEFINITION: a Shastan language of the Achomawi people
SENTENCE: The linguist studied various native languages, including Achomawi.
ORIGIN: German, from Latin and German parts
DEFINITION: a colorless crystalline feebly basic tricyclic compound occurring in crude anthracene fractions from coal tar and important as the parent compound of dyes and pharmaceuticals… 10 more words