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Dec 28, 2022
This week’s theme
Words with world records

This week’s words
eunoia
scraunch
limnophilous
pharmacopoeia
oxygeusia

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limnophilous

PRONUNCIATION:
(lim-NOF-uh-luhs)

MEANING:
adjective: Fond of or living in inland bodies of water such as lakes, pools, etc.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek limne (lake) + -philous (liking). Earliest documented use: 1855.

NOTES:
The word limnophilous is one of the few words in English that have four consecutive letters of the alphabet in a row. Some everyday words are understudy and overstuff.

USAGE:
“Limnophilous species can obtain CO₂ in acidic waters and/or from sediments and most lakes worldwide are CO₂ supersaturated.”
Donat-P Häder & Kunshan Gao (eds.); Aquatic Ecosystems in a Changing Climate; CRC Press; 2018.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly. -Rose Franken, author and playwright (28 Dec 1895-1988)

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