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Dec 23, 2020
This week’s theme
Words made with combining forms

This week’s words
misocainea
polygyny
audiophile
deontology
silvicolous

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with Anu Garg

audiophile

PRONUNCIATION:
(AW-dee-oh-fyl)

MEANING:
noun: One who has a keen interest in high-fidelity sound reproduction.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin audio- (sound) + -phile (love, lover of). Earliest documented use: 1951.

USAGE:
“‘Ronald was an audiophile,’ Nancy replied. ‘He was constantly buying new equipment and tinkering with it to get the best sound possible.’”
Andrea Kane; The Silence That Speaks; MIRA Books; 2015.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
One can be ignorant without being bigoted, but one can't be bigoted without being ignorant. -Dale Robert Greenley, microbiologist (b. 23 Dec 1946)

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