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Word Nerd:Polychromatic

Polychromatic is having or exhibiting a variety of colors. Polychromatic was first used in 1841 and derives from the Greek polychrōmatos which is a combination of poly- (many) and chromatic (pertaining to color or colors). Polychromatic is a bright, vibrant, thoroughly colorful word, per it's definition. Oh yes, there are plenty of colors that are… Continue reading Word Nerd:Polychromatic

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Word Nerd:Misogyny

Misogyny means a hatred of women who don't act in accordance with patriarchal beliefs about how women should think and behave. Misogyny derives from the Greek misein (to hate) and gynē (woman) and misogyny was first used in 1656 . It's a real disservice to leave the definition of misogyny at simply a hatred of… Continue reading Word Nerd:Misogyny

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Word Nerd:Illecebrous

Illecebrous is captivatingly beautiful, alluring, enticing. Illecebrous is a fairly archaic and obsolete word that derives from the Latin illecere (to entice) and -ous. Illecebrous appeared in the 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary. Illecebrous is quite the mouthful of a word, though there is certainly a lovely allure to such a word, especially to a… Continue reading Word Nerd:Illecebrous

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Word Nerd:Melancholy

Melancholy is a depression of spirits, especially when habitual or prolonged. Melancholy is derived from the Middle English melancolie, which is/was a state (as of anger or sorrow) produced by excessive black bile. Melancholy is a word similar to morbs in that it feels so very Victorian in it's usage (or perhaps I simply read… Continue reading Word Nerd:Melancholy

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Word Nerd:Meraki

Meraki means to do something with absolute passion and devotion. Meraki is a modern Greek word derived from the Turkish word merak (labor of love). Meraki is the essence of yourself put into your work or whatever you are doing. Meraki is closely related to artistic or creative endeavors, however meraki can be applied to… Continue reading Word Nerd:Meraki

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Word Nerd:Ufology

Ufology is the study of reports, visual records, purported physical evidence, and other phenomena related to unidentified flying objects. In layman's terms, Ufology is the study of UFOs. Ufology is the combination of UFO (unidentified flying object) and -logy (combining form used in names of sciences or bodies of knowledge). Ufology was first coined in… Continue reading Word Nerd:Ufology