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Words for the Weekend 1

In Logophilia, Random fun stuff on Sunday 6th August, 2006 by Guy

It might already be Sunday as I type this and that, but this should not diminish the value of these first entries in the exclusive-to-gfreeman.co.uk Words for the Weekend series. There are always other weekends to consider them. Don’t be so short-termist.

Eight words, all in English, first come first served:

  • inwrought [thank you von Mises, for the articles and the words they’re composed of, even though you are dead. I guess that isn’t your fault]
  • spoliation [ditto]
  • objurgate [ibid. He clearly used a big dictionary to create his works]
  • garnet [about as familiar a word to me as 石榴石, which is — yes! — the equivalent in Chinese]
  • miscegenation [a very useful word, and the demagogue in me can’t help but notice how it’s handily concorant with “misogynistic”. Courtesy of the vixen]
  • margaritaceous [gracias wordsmith.org’s A.Word.A.Day RSS feed! No gracias for the silly name]
  • pulchritude [ditto]
  • proceleusmatic [oh so ditto]

More to follow, if I can catch them and when I find the will to display them. Like butterflies.

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