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katenab
Unabridged Edgar Allan Poe | Edgar Allan Poe
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#wordOfTheDay, courtesy Mr. Edgar Allan: simoon.

The storm moves in cyclone (circular) form, carrying clouds of dust and sand, and produces on humans and animals a suffocating effect.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simoom

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“MS. Found in a Bottle“
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diovival
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"The adjective 'cold' has such an appealing sound. I'd give up anything to experience such cold, for Ice Queen beauty, for shivering jouissance. The ice-cold truth. Acrobatic marvels that give you cold feet. A talent that makes all your competitors blanch and tremble as if frozen. Rationality hone sharp as an icicle. Cold has a broad spectrum." #wordoftheday

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SW-T
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Knowledge is power, especially when playing Scrabble or other word building games 😇

#trivia #words #wordoftheday

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MoniqueReads305
Mama Day | Gloria Naylor
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MoniqueReads305
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MoniqueReads305
Giovanni's Room | James Baldwin
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Louise Such a well-written book! 11mo
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MoniqueReads305
Paper Girls Vol. 1 | Brian K. Vaughan
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Word of The Day

#wordoftheday #wotd

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Whimsical.Curiosity
Happy Halloween! | Lillian Jaine
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Very fitting #wordoftheday email from #merriamwebster this morning.
Happy Halloween everyone!!
🎃👻🍬🍁🎃👻🍬🍁🎃👻🍬🍁🎃👻🍬🍁

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RaimeyGallant
Lodestar | Shannon Messenger
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In case you haven't heard Merriam-Webster's big announcement, they've added 800+ words to their dictionary, including hangry, adorbs, and from the Pig Latin, ixnay.

In related news, the dictionary's #WordOfTheDay on August 28 was lodestar. In response to today's anonymous NYT op-ed, Merriam-Webster tweeted, "Figures." The Internet thought it was adorbs.

Link to article about new words in comments.

tjwill Thanks for sharing this! 1y
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rabbitprincess Hangry is the most useful word! I think my parents would have had an easier time of my childhood if that word had existed then 😂 1y
readordierachel Oh man, I always have such mixed feelings about the new words 😆 1y
CouronneDhiver I know the dictionary must be trying to stay relevant but does that mean “adorbs” is now acceptable in academic essays? 😂😂 We‘re going to sound ridiculous! 1y
RaimeyGallant @CouronneDhiver @readordierachel Maybe it's reverse psychology. Now they've legitimized the slang, people will revolt by using--gasp--the full-length word of origin. 1y
CouronneDhiver We should be so lucky. 🤪 @RaimeyGallant 1y
zugchop Kinda glad ixnay finally made its way in. 😁 1y
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