Word of the Week

anfractuous, adj. “Winding, sinuous, involved; roundabout, circuitous; spiral.” “It was clear from her anfractuous talking that she did not do the reading for her class.” “anfractuous, adj.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, March 2017. Web. 31 May 2017.

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argle-bargle, n. “Disputatious argument, bandying of words, wrangling.” “His answer to the question was so confusing, the hiring committee thought it was pure argle-bargle and didn’t give him the job.” “ˈargle-ˈbargle, n.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, March 2017. Web. 31 May 2017.

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benthos, n. “Name for the flora and fauna at or near the bottom of the sea.” “Ariel and Sebastian stage an elaborate song and dance among the benthos.” “benthos, n.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, March 2017. Web. 31 May 2017.

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bibliopole, n. “A dealer in books, a bookseller.” “The bibliopole at the downtown bookstore suggested some great summer books to take to the beach.” “bibliopole, n.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, March 2017. Web. 31 May 2017.

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bletherskate, n. “Foolish talk; nonsense.” “Before she gets her coffee in the morning, she pretty much just says bletherskate.” “ˈbletherskate | ˈblatherskite, n.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, March 2017. Web. 31 May 2017.  

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bruxism, n. “Involuntary or unconscious grinding or clenching of the teeth, esp. during sleep.” “After his doctor found symptoms of bruxism, the young man had to wear a retainer to bed each night.”  “bruxism, n.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, March 2017. Web. 31 May 2017.

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cacoethes, n. “An evil habit.” “Jake’s cacoethes of talking out of turn caused a number of distractions in the classroom.” “cacoethes, n.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, March 2017. Web. 31 May 2017.

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fantod, adj. “Fidgetty, restless.” “His fantod fingers were eager to start writing for WaFoWriMo.” “fantod, n.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, September 2015. Web. 22 September 2015. What to learn more?

Wednesdays Word of the Week – Halloween Edition

                sciomancy, n. “Divination through communication with the spirits of the dead.” “She tried sciomancy and a ouija board to predict her grade in the course.” “sciomancy, n.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, September 2014. Web. 29 October 2014. Want more spooky words? Check out this link

Wednesday’s Word of the Week

                  aa, n. “A kind of volcanic lava with a rough, jagged surface covered with loose clinkers.” “As we toured the Hawaiian volcanoes on our spring break trip, we  saw plenty of aa lava from previous volcanic eruptions.” “aa, n.2.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, March 2016. Web. 16 March 2016.