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Sep 30, 2022
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Words to describe people

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logodaedalist

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with Anu Garg

logodaedalist

PRONUNCIATION:
(log-uh-DEE-duh-list)

MEANING:
noun: One skilled in using or coining words.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin logodaedalia, from Greek logodaidalia, from logodaidalos, from logos (word) + daedalus (skillful). Earliest documented use: 1727.

USAGE:
“She also solicited the aid of other Russian scholars, especially the chess master and logodaedalist Gennady Barabtarlo, who helped solve the riddles Vladimir posed for Vera.”
Brian Boyd; Letters; The New York Times Book Review; Nov 29, 2015.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. -Elie Wiesel, writer, Nobel laureate (30 Sep 1928-2016)

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