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Word Nerd: Phantasmology and a Halloween Word List

Phantasmology, also known as Spectrology or Spookology, is the study of ghosts, phantoms, or apparitions. Another way of saying it is that Phantasmology is the study of such visions or other perceptions that have no physical or objective reality, or at least ones that cannot be readily explained. Phantasmology could be considered a part of… Continue reading Word Nerd: Phantasmology and a Halloween Word List

I was a teenage lycanthrope, I mean werewolf art collage by lawhimsy
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Word Nerd: Lycanthrope

Lycanthrope is the fancy and much more romantic way of saying werewolf and it derives from the Greek words lykos (wolf) and anthrōpos (man). Lycanthropes have long been staples in mythology and folklore, which makes sense, since the idea of a lycanthrope, or wolf man, taps into a very primal sense of instinct and horror… Continue reading Word Nerd: Lycanthrope