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Monday 13 July 2020
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Scunner (verb)

To feel disgust or to otherwise dislike intensely
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06/28/2020: Tectiform (adjective) Roof-shaped
06/21/2020: Quango (noun) An organization created and/or supported by a government but independent of that government
06/14/2020: Hirudinoid (adjective) Leech-like
06/07/2020: Mumpsimus (noun) A cherished adherence to a mistaken doctrine or to a garbled use of language (for example, the corruption of hoc est corpus meum into “hocus pocus”). Also, a person who does such things.
05/31/2020: Etiolate (verb) To whiten by blocking exposure to sunlight. (You might do this to asparagus, for example.)
05/24/2020: Piacular (adjective) Said of a sin or sacrilege requiring atonement, or conversely of an act that’s intended to effect that atonement
05/17/2020: Perioecian (noun, adjective) A person who lives at the same latitude that you do, but exactly 180 degrees opposite in longitude
05/10/2020: Chuff (verb) For a tiger or snow leopard to make a low frequency non-threatening sound, through the nostrils with the mouth closed, equivalent to the purr of domestic cats
05/03/2020: Petrichor (noun) That earthy smell you notice when the weather has been dry for a while and it starts to rain. It's produced by geosmin and other compounds given off by bacteria in the soil and held there until moisture releases it into the air.
04/26/2020: Clithridiate (adjective) Keyhole-shaped
04/19/2020: Cryptomnesia (noun) Unconscious plagiarism
04/12/2020: Arsle (verb) To move backwards rapidly
04/05/2020: Chevon (noun) Goat meat
03/29/2020: Extradictionary (adjective) Pertaining to realities rather than words
03/22/2020: Hyperthymestic (adjective) Pertaining to the rare ability to recall virtually every minute detail of one’s life, or at least the last 20 years or so, in serial order
03/15/2020: Bottomry (noun) The use of a ship as collateral in order to finance its voyage
03/08/2020: Gelotoleptic (adjective) Pertaining to the loss of muscle tone and control due to laughter
03/01/2020: Hesternopothia (noun) An obsessive yearning for some perceived idyllic era of the past
02/23/2020: Mocteroof (verb) To refurbish damaged or otherwise esthetically flawed fruit or vegetable produce to make it more salable
Percy Bysse Shelley
Nguyễn Du
Hannah More
Jules Verne
Boris Pasternak
André Gide
Vittoria Colonna
Garry Wills
Edith Wharton
Thomas Hardy
Harriet Beecher Stowe
<span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:180px;"><i>War is the statesman’s game, the priest’s delight, the lawyer’s jest, the hired assassin’s trade.<br><br><aside>Percy Bysse Shelley</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:170px;"><i>Inside ourselves there lies the root of good: the heart outweighs all talents on this earth.<br><br><aside>Nguyễn Du</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:175px;"><i>Going to the opera, like getting drunk, is a sin that carries its own punishment with it.<br><br><aside>Hannah More</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:160px;"><i>Reality provides us with facts so romantic that imagination itself could add nothing to them.<br><br><aside>Jules Verne</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:183px;"><i>Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary.<br><br><aside>Boris Pasternak</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:180px;"><i>There is no feeling so simple that it is not immediately complicated and distorted by introspection.<br><br><aside>André Gide</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:176px;"><i>I fixed my eyes on life’s noblest goals / Yet can’t lift myself / I’m not on the right road / Mine is anything but firm and easy.<br><br><aside>Vittoria Colonna</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:181px;"><i>I don’t get far enough into a boring book to hate it.<br><br><aside>Garry Wills</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:168px;"><i>The only way not to think about money is to have a great deal of it.<br><br><aside>Edith Wharton</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:158px;"><i>You can do anything with bayonets except sit on them.<br><br><aside>Thomas Hardy</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:159px;"><i>Whipping and abuse are like laudanum: you have to double the dose as the sensibilities decline.<br><br><aside>Harriet Beecher Stowe</aside></i></span>

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