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Dec 20, 2017
This week’s theme
There’s a word for it

This week’s words
ergophobia
breviloquence
exeleutherostomize
corpocracy
obdormition

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exeleutherostomize

PRONUNCIATION:
(eks-uh-looth-uh-ROS-tuh-myz)

MEANING:
verb intr.: To speak out freely.

ETYMOLOGY:
Coined from Greek elements ex- (out) + eleutheros (free) + stoma (mouth). Earliest documented use: 1854.

USAGE:
“The offices of a General Manager of one of the few national banks is not the place to exeleutherostomize.”
B.S. Johnson; Christie Malry’s Own Double-Entry; Collins; 1973.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Men are divided in opinion as to the facts. And even granting the facts, they explain them in different ways. -Edwin Abbott Abbott, schoolmaster and theologian (20 Dec 1838-1926)

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