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Wordplay and fun 10/16/17 02:21 PMKLEPTOMANIA PRONUNCIATION: (klep-tuh-MAY-nee-uh) MEANING: noun: An obsessive urge to steal, driven by emotional disturbance rather than material need. ETYMOLOGY: From Greek klepto- (theft) + -mania (madness). Earliest documented use: 1830. ___________________________ KLE...
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Wordplay and fun 10/13/17 04:34 PMZETETIC PRONUNCIATION: (zuh-TET-ik) MEANING: adjective: Proceeding by inquiry, search, or investigation. noun: A skeptic or inquirer. ETYMOLOGY: From Greek zetein (to seek or inquire). Earliest documented use: 1645. NOTES: Samuel Rowbotham (1816-1884), a flat Earther, wr...
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Wordplay and fun 10/12/17 11:52 PMMISE EN ABYME PRONUNCIATION: (mee-zan-nah-BEEM) MEANING: noun: Self-reflection in a literary work, a work of art, etc. ETYMOLOGY: From French mise en abyme/abîme (placed into abyss). Originally, the term applied to heraldic shields in which a smaller shield was put into ...
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Wordplay and fun 10/11/17 07:29 PMUNTRACK PRONUNCIATION: (uhn-TRAK) MEANING: verb tr.: To remove from a track; change course. ETYMOLOGY: From Middle English un- (a reversal) + Middle French trac (track). Earliest documented use: 1889. _________________________________ SUNTRACK - an analemma UNBRACK - de...
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