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Jul 7, 2009
This week's theme
Words with three letters in alphabetic sequence

This week's words
defenestrate
limnology
panoply
somnolent
Sturm und Drang

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limnology

PRONUNCIATION:
(lim-NOL-uh-jee)

MEANING:
noun: The study of bodies of fresh water, such as lakes and ponds.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek limne (lake) + -logy (study). Limnophilous, the word to describe an organism living in lakes, pools, etc., has four consecutive letters from the alphabet.

USAGE:
"Retired professor and head of the department of limnology, Dr VJ Druve, pointed out that the state is abundant in water resources with high potential for inland fish production."
PJ Joychen; Udaipur Fisheries College Crying For Attention; The Times of India (New Delhi); Jun 16, 2008.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Faith is a cop-out. If the only way you can accept an assertion is by faith, then you are conceding that it can't be taken on its own merits. -Dan Barker, former preacher, musician (b. 1949)

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