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May 25, 2018
This week’s theme
Eponyms coined after authors

This week’s words
hobbesian
marivaudage
marinism
cervantic
lovecraftian

lovecraftian
H.P. Lovecraft

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with Anu Garg

Lovecraftian

PRONUNCIATION:
(luhv-KRAF-tee-uhn)

MEANING:
adjective: Of or relating to the work of H.P. Lovecraft: terrifyingly monstrous and otherworldly.

ETYMOLOGY:
After H.P. Lovecraft (1890-1937), writer of fantasy and horror fiction. Earliest documented use: 1940s.

USAGE:
“They were a non-team of troublesome outsiders, banding together to protect Earth from Lovecraftian demons, wizards from other dimensions, and furry, Yeti-like aliens.”
John Semley; The Anti-Avengers; The Globe and Mail (Toronto, Canada); May 1, 2015.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Stop fixing your bodies and start fixing the world! -Eve Ensler, playwright and activist (b. 25 May 1953)

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