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PostSubject: How's your vocabulary? lol   Fri 04 Jan 2013, 12:54 pm

A.WORD.A.DAY
Jan 1, 2013

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This week's theme

"New" words

This week's words
numismatics
*nudiustertian
nouveau pauvre
pneumonic
nugacity

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NUDIUSTERTIAN

PRONUNCIATION:
(noo-dee-uhs-TUR-shuhn, nyoo-)

MEANING:
adjective: Of or relating to the day before yesterday.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin nudius tertius, literally, today is the third day. Earliest documented use: 1647. Also see hesternal (relating to yesterday) and hodiernal (relating to today).

USAGE:
"I'd ordered the key on-line for £48 that nudiustertian morning and was not expecting it to arrive until the following week."
Benjamin Nolan; Cyclin' the City; Syniq.co.uk; Aug 22, 2012.

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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
My own experience and development deepen every day my conviction that our moral progress may be measured by the degree in which we sympathize with individual suffering and individual joy. -George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans), novelist (1819-A1880)

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