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A.Word.A.Day--paramnesiaPronunciation: WAV or RealAudio
paramnesia (par-am-NEE-zhuh) noun
1. A distortion of memory in which fact and fantasy are confused.
2. The inability to recall the correct meaning of a word.
[New Latin, par-, amnesia.]
"God's attention, then loss of attention, his control, then loss of control over the actions of the squirming and chanting boot jacks, is consistent with Ellis's discussion of paramnesia." Dennis Ryan, `A Divine Gesture': Hemingway's complex parody of the modern, Hemingway Review, Fall 1996.
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