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Dec 4, 2015
This week’s theme
Illustrated words

This week’s words
gramarye
quacksalver
viridity
yobbery
xenophile

xenophile
Illustration: Leah Palmer Preiss

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with Anu Garg

xenophile

PRONUNCIATION:
(ZEN-uh-fyl, ZEE-nuh-)

MEANING:
noun: One who is attracted to foreign things or people.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek xeno- (foreign) + -phile (love). Earliest documented use: 1934.

USAGE:
“Mr. Hall, 30, admits to being a bit of a xenophile, so ‘getting to know new people is my thing anyway’.”
Linda Bock; Changing Face of Grief; Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Massachusetts); Jan 10, 2010.

NOTES:
With this, Leah has completed illustrations for words starting with each of the 26 letters of the alphabet:
antediluvian, bursiform, concinnity, disprize, equable, felicitous, gramarye, hegemony, ineluctable, juggernaut, klatsch, lachrymal, malinger, nimiety, oneiric, phantasmagoria, quacksalver, redolent, scandent, terrene, uberous, viridity, wassail, xenophile, yobbery, zymology

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Not what I have, but what I do, is my kingdom. -Thomas Carlyle, historian and essayist (4 Dec 1795-1881)

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