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Friday 10 April 2020
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Chevon (noun)

Goat meat
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03/29/2020: Extradictionary (adjective) Pertaining to realities rather than words
03/22/2020: Hyperthymestic (adjective) Pertaining to the rare ability to recall virtually every minute detail of one’s life, or at least the last 20 years or so, in serial order
03/15/2020: Bottomry (noun) The use of a ship as collateral in order to finance its voyage
03/08/2020: Gelotoleptic (adjective) Pertaining to the loss of muscle tone and control due to laughter
03/01/2020: Hesternopothia (noun) An obsessive yearning for some perceived idyllic era of the past
02/23/2020: Mocteroof (verb) To refurbish damaged or otherwise esthetically flawed fruit or vegetable produce to make it more salable
02/16/2020: Spleget (noun) A dampened cloth for cleaning a wound
02/09/2020: Overegg (verb) To get carried away in trying to perfect or improve on something
02/02/2020: Amphiscian (noun, adjective) A person who inhabits a lower latitude. The word specifically refers to the fact that, within about 20 degrees of the equator, one's shadow is cast toward the north during part of the year and toward the south during the other part.
01/26/2020: Moörganize (verb) To protect a secret by killing or kidnapping someone
01/19/2020: Verso and Recto (nouns) 1. On a sheet of papyrus, that side in which the stalks run vertically is the verso; horizontally, the recto. 2. The even-numbered and odd-numbered pages, respectively, when you open a book.
01/12/2020: Hortative (adjective) Tending to advise, encourange, or exhort
01/05/2020: Epexegesis (noun) The addition of extra words to clarify an explanation [e-pex-e-JEE-zis]
12/29/2019: Peridromophily (noun) The hobby of collecting train tickets or streetcar transfers
12/22/2019: Shirty (adjective) Irritable, ill-tempered. This derives from the idea that someone ready to quarrel is disheveled and has his or her shirt pulled out.
12/15/2019: Emmetropia (noun) Perfect distance vision, neither myopia (near-sightedness) nor hyperopia (far-sightness)
12/08/2019: Spanghew (verb) To cause a toad or frog to fly through the air
12/01/2019: Phillumeny (noun) The hobby of collecting matchbooks, matchboxes, and other related items
11/24/2019: Dextrosinistral (adjective) Right-to-left. The written forms of Arabic, Hebrew, Syriac, Maldivian, and certain west African Mande languages, for example, are dextrosinistral.
11/17/2019: Deliquesce (verb) For a solid, to liquify gradually by absorbing moisture from the air
Henrik Ibsen
Henry Howard,<br>Earl of Surrey
Horace
John Milton
Edmund Spenser
Kurt Vonnegut
E.M. Forster
Héloïse
Sir Walter Scott
Emily Lamb,<br>Viscountess Palmerson
Ian Fleming
<span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:135px;"><i>A party is like a sausage machine; it grinds up all sorts of heads together into the same baloney…<br><br><aside>Henrik Ibsen</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:174px;"><i>Such as I was, such will I be; your own; what would ye more of me?<br><br><aside>Henry Howard,<br>Earl of Surrey</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:137px;"><i>Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.<br><br><aside>Horace</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:178px;"><i>Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth / Unseen, both when we wake, and when we sleep.<br><br><aside>John Milton</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:174px;"><i>He that strives to touch the stars oft stumbles at a straw.<br><br><aside>Edmund Spenser</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:175px;"><i>Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand.<br><br><aside>Kurt Vonnegut</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:164px;"><i>Nonsense and beauty have close connections.<br><br><aside>E.M. Forster</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:141px;"><i>It is not the deed but the intention that makes the crime.<br><br><aside>Héloïse</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:146px;"><i>What I have to say is far more important than how long my eyelashes are.<br><br><aside>Sir Walter Scott</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:186px;"><i>From a man’s comfort it is almost better to have a bad wife than to have no wife. Besides it is always a man’s own fault if his wife is very bad.<br><br><aside>Emily Lamb,<br>Viscountess Palmerson</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:156px;"><i>A horse is dangerous at both ends and uncomfortable in the middle.<br><br><aside>Ian Fleming</aside></i></span>

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