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Apr 26, 2019
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Zoilus

PRONUNCIATION:
(ZOI-luhs)

MEANING:
noun: A harsh critic.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Zoilus (c. 400-320 BCE), a Greek critic known for his severe criticism of Homer. Earliest documented use: 1565.

USAGE:
“Because Frost is such a master, one feels like a Zoilus in pointing out these slight slips.”
Robert Faggen; The Cambridge Companion to Robert Frost; Cambridge University Press; 2001.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves. -Ludwig Wittgenstein, philosopher (26 Apr 1889-1951)

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