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kindercarnavalsoptochtvoorbereidingswerkzaamhedencomitéleden     (WordsOfTheDay)

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One of the longest words in the Dutch language. It means: members of a committee that prepare activities for a children's carnival parade.
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Oneironaut     (WordsOfTheDay)

submitted by Ozark to WordsOfTheDay 2 weeks ago (+8/-0)

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A person who explores dream worlds, usually associated with lucid dreaming.
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Aphantasia     (WordsOfTheDay)

submitted by Ozark to WordsOfTheDay 1 month ago (+18/-1)

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Aphantasia is a phenomenon in which people are unable to visualize imagery.
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Tintinnabulation     (WordsOfTheDay)

submitted by Ozark to WordsOfTheDay 1 month ago (+8/-0)

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If the sound of tintinnabulation rings a bell, that may be because it traces to a Latin interpretation of the sound a ringing bell makes. Our English word derives from tintinnabulum, the Latin word for "bell." That Latin word, in turn, comes from the verb tintinnare, which means "to ring, clang, or jingle."


pulled this word from a post by @drstrangegov
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Word of the day - Deracinate -Uproot - to remove or separate from a native environment or culture especially : to remove the racial or ethnic characteristics or influences      (www.merriam-webster.com)

submitted by whostolemyusername to WordsOfTheDay 1 month ago (+14/-0)

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Zealot      (WordsOfTheDay)

submitted by fightknightHERO to WordsOfTheDay 1 month ago (+4/-0)

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https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zealot

Definition of zealot
1: a zealous person
especially : a fanatical partisan
a religious zealot

but here's the interesting part

capitalized : a member of a fanatical sect arising in Judea during the first century a.d. and militantly opposing the Roman domination of Palestine
even jewgle confirms
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Kat keeps posting perfectly ordinary words that everyone knows, so it's time to post a good one     (www.merriam-webster.com)

submitted by lord_nougat to WordsOfTheDay 1 month ago (+14/-0)

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Agelast     (WordsOfTheDay)

submitted by Reverse_Flash to WordsOfTheDay 1 month ago (+5/-0)

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A person who never laughs.
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phylactery     (WordsOfTheDay)

submitted by fightknightHERO to WordsOfTheDay 1 month ago (+4/-0)

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https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phylactery
plural phylacteries
Definition of phylactery
1: either of two small square leather boxes containing slips inscribed with scriptural passages and traditionally worn on the left arm and on the head by observant Jewish men and especially adherents of Orthodox Judaism during morning weekday prayers

https://merriam-webster.com/assets/mw/static/art/dict/phylacte.gif

some based fantasy writer out there chuckling his goddamn ass off right now
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Indolent;     (WordsOfTheDay)

submitted by KatHarzso to WordsOfTheDay 1 month ago (+21/-0)

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Etymology - Late Latin, late 17th Century.

adjective.

1. Wanting to avoid activity or exertion; lazy.

2. [Medical] (of a disease or condition) causing little or no pain, (especially of an ulcer) slow to develop, progress, or heal; persistent.

"Niggers are indolent creatures."
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Onomatopoeia     (www.merriam-webster.com)

submitted by Ozark to WordsOfTheDay 1 month ago (+6/-1)

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https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/onomatopoeia

: the naming of a thing or action by a vocal imitation of the sound associated with it (such as buzz, hiss)
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Niggardly     (www.merriam-webster.com)

submitted by Lylox to WordsOfTheDay 1 month ago (+4/-0)

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Truculent;     (WordsOfTheDay)

submitted by KatHarzso to WordsOfTheDay 1 month ago (+4/-2)

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(Courtesy of GoysRUs)
Etymology - 16th Century Latin.

Adjective.

1. Eager or quick to argue or fight; aggressively defiant.
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A word that kind of sounds like the thing it describes.     (www.merriam-webster.com)

submitted by taoV to WordsOfTheDay 1 month ago (+3/-0)

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https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shambolic

I like how it rolls off the tongue.
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Furtive;     (WordsOfTheDay)

submitted by KatHarzso to WordsOfTheDay 1 month ago (+7/-0)

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Etymology - Latin, 17th Century French.

Adjective.

1. Attempting to avoid notice or attention, typically because of guilt or a belief that discovery would lead to trouble; secretive.

2. Suggestive of guilty nervousness.
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Spurious;     (WordsOfTheDay)

submitted by KatHarzso to WordsOfTheDay 1 month ago (+5/-1)

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Etymology - late 16th Century Latin/English.

Adjective.

1. Not being what it purports to be; fake or false.

2. (of a line of reasoning) apparently but not actually valid.

3. [Archaic] (of offspring) illegitimate.
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Erudite;     (WordsOfTheDay)

submitted by KatHarzso to WordsOfTheDay 1 month ago (+4/-1)

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Etymology - Latin, Late Middle English.

Adjective.

1. Having or showing great knowledge or learning.