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Monday 21 June 2021
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Enneatic (adjective)

Occurring once every nine times
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06/13/2021: Neoteny (noun) The retention of child-like features into adulthood
06/06/2021: Euxine (adjective) Pertaining to the Black Sea
05/30/2021: Argyria (noun) A permanent condition of bluish or grayish skin, caused by ingesting excessive amounts of silver. Similar to chrysiasis, from ingesting too much gold.
05/23/2021: Exoculation (noun) The act of putting out the eyes. Cherished tradition holds that scissors in the hands of running children or long, thin sticks haphazardly waved by the same are potentially exoculative.
05/16/2021: Nudiustertian (adjective) Relating to the day before yesterday, or by extension, extremely recent
05/09/2021: Byssus (noun) Also known as sea silk or lana pinna, byssus classically refers to an ultrafine gold-colored fabric woven from threads produced by the Mediterranean pen shell mollusc
05/02/2021: Rhotic (adjective) Pronouncing all the Rs in one’s speech wherever they occur. Non-rhotics, for example speakers of Received Pronunciation in England, usually drop Rs that aren’t immediately followed by vowels.
04/25/2021: Gegenschein (noun) A faint glowing patch in the night sky caused by sunlight reflecting off dust particles in the solar system’s plane. It shows up at 180° away from the sun.
04/18/2021: Saponifiable (adjective) Capable of being made into soap
04/11/2021: Keranography (noun) The supposed process whereby a lightning flash creates a photographic image onto a surface. (The light from powerful nuclear blasts can do this.)
04/04/2021: Gride (verb) To make a grinding or scraping sound
03/28/2021: Aphaeresis (noun) Omission of the beginning syllable of a word. Example: “You’ve got a lot of ‘splaining to do.”
03/21/2021: Catholepistemiad (noun) A place to acquire universal knowledge. Coined by University of Michigan founder Augustus B. Woodward (1774-1827).
03/14/2021: Ludibund (adjective) Playful. A kind of opposite to moribund.
03/07/2021: Tughra (noun) An ornamental Arabic signature used as an official seal, traditionally associated with Ottoman Empire sultans.
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02/28/2021: Morcellation (noun) The removal of something, as in surgery, by cutting it into pieces
02/21/2021: Lateritious (adjective) Having the color of a brick, reddish brown
02/14/2021: Promession (noun) Freeze-drying the dead. Technicians cool the body down to -320°F (-196°C), then vibrate it to a powder. A vacuum pump draws out the moisture. Buried, the powder vanishes completely in 6-12 months.
02/07/2021: Cultrate (adjective) Sharp-edged and pointy, such as a holly leaf
01/31/2021: Chiliad (noun) A thousand of something; a tenth of a myriad
Bertrand Russell
Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
Henrik Ibsen
Faltonia Betitia Proba
Vittoria Colonna
HG Wells
Maya Angelou
George Sand
William Faulkner
Charlotte Mary Yonge
Paddy Chayefsky
<span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:160px;"><i>Liberty is the right to do what I like; license, the right to do what you like.<br><br><aside>Bertrand Russell</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:183px;"><i>Literature becomes the living memory of a nation.<br><br><aside>Alexandr Solzhenitsyn</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:135px;"><i>A party is like a sausage machine; it grinds up all sorts of heads together into the same baloney…<br><br><aside>Henrik Ibsen</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:176px;"><i>From earliest times, leaders have broken sacred Vows of peace — poor men, caught up in a fatal Greed for power.<br><br><aside>Faltonia Betitia Proba</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:170px;"><i>The uglier a man’s legs are, the better he plays golf. It’s almost a law.<br><br><aside>HG Wells</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:177px;"><i>If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.<br><br><aside>Maya Angelou</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:171px;"><i>Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.<br><br><aside>George Sand</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:177px;"><i>Nothing can destroy the good writer. The only thing that can alter the good writer is death. Good ones don’t have time to bother with success or getting rich.<br><br><aside>William Faulkner</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:171px;"><i>If I write nothing but fiction for some time I begin to get stupid, and to feel rather as if it had been a long meal of sweets; then history is a rest, for research or narration brings a different part of the mind into play.<br><br><aside>Charlotte Mary Yonge</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:175px;"><i>If I have anything to say to young writers, it’s stop thinking of writing as art. Think of it as work.<br><br><aside>Paddy Chayefsky</aside></i></span>

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