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Sep 20, 2022
This week’s theme
Words made with combining forms

This week’s words
bridezilla
autolatry
allotriophagy
zoanthropy
orography

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autolatry

PRONUNCIATION:
(aw-TOL-uh-tree)

MEANING:
noun: Self-worship.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek auto- (self) + -latry (worship). Earliest documented use: 1861.

USAGE:
“It was not, she dreaded to surmise, the shadow of men merely drunk on vanity ... only as a result of deranged and maniac autolatry could such a construct have been born.”
Chase A Folmar; Frolic on the Amaranthyn; Sable Star Press; 2022.

See more usage examples of autolatry in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Mistakes are part of the dues that one pays for a full life. -Sophia Loren, actor and singer (b. 20 Sep 1934)

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