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A.Word.A.Day--phillumenist

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phillumenist (fuh-LOO-muh-nist) noun

One who collects matchbooks or matchboxes.

[Phil (o)- + Latin lumen, light.]

"Clearly, we don't have room for a matchbox collection. Not that `collection' is quite the word. Janet - let's be clear about this - is no phillumenist." Newnham, David, Lastword: Obsessions: Put those lights out, The Guardian 10 Oct 1998.

This week's theme: words derived by adding prefixes.

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