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Mar 10, 2021
This week’s theme
Euryvocalic words

This week’s words
autokinesy
hypogeusia
sanguinolency
coequality
enunciatory

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sanguinolency

PRONUNCIATION:
(sang-GWIN-uh-len-see)

MEANING:
noun: Addiction to bloodshed.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin sanguis (blood). Earliest documented use: 1664.

USAGE:
“His advisors’ sanguinolency has produced a climate of lethophobia [fear of oblivion].”
Gary Pettus; Words to Live by in Age of Trump; The Clarion Ledger (Jackson, Mississippi); Dec 13, 2016.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Anyone who wishes to become a good writer should endeavour, before he allows himself to be tempted by the more showy qualities, to be direct, simple, brief, vigorous, and lucid. -H.W. Fowler, lexicographer (10 Mar 1858-1933)

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