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Miscellaneous words.

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logy
prolix
cadastral
corpulent
mythologem

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with Anu Garg

I love words. It's something I gave up my career in software for. Every morning when I wake up I can't wait to begin exploring words and writing about them. I've been doing that for 14 years and wouldn't want to be doing anything else.

Having said that, there are times when I feel I have to be ready to feed this beast -- A.Word.A.Day -- week after week after week. It opens its hungry maw every Monday and I had better be ready with another serving of juicy, delicious words.

I do my best to come up with new recipes, new arrangements, new flavors. There are times, however, when I just have to reach into my grab-bag of loose words and offer them while I think of a new topic. It's one of those weeks.

Enjoy this medley of words while I get back to the word lab putting finishing touches to next week's material.

logy

PRONUNCIATION:
(LO-gee)

MEANING:
adjective: Lethargic, groggy.

ETYMOLOGY:
Perhaps from Dutch log (heavy).

USAGE:
"[The doctors] gave her drugs that made her feel logy and sleep a lot."
Atul Gawande; The Itch; New Yorker; Jun 30, 2008.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Whenever two people meet, there are really six people present. There is each man as he sees himself, each man as the other person sees him, and each man as he really is. -William James, psychologist and philosopher (1842-1910)

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