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Oct 3, 2018
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plunderbund
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palilogy
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palilogy

PRONUNCIATION:
(puh-LIL-uh-jee)

MEANING:
noun: A repetition of words, especially for emphasis.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek palin (again) + -logy (words). Related words are palinode and palindrome. Earliest documented use: 1721.

USAGE:
“The living, the living ... I cry a palilogy of parchment!”
Neil Baker; G Day: Please God, Get Me off the Hook; Author House; 2010.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Once a country is habituated to liars, it takes generations to bring the truth back. -Gore Vidal, writer (3 Oct 1925-2012)

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