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There are these two 'a' words which have a suitable meaning but which are not themselves strictly self-descriptive: archaism, noun : An archaic word or expression. anachronism, noun : Anything done or existing out of date; hence, anything which was proper to a former age, but is, or, if it existed, would be, out of harmony with the present


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If you’re partial to Greek, then depending on what you’re aiming for, you might consider any of: palaeonym (old word) archaeonym (ancient word) cryptonym (hidden word) Or perhaps: spanonym (rare word) lanthonym or xechasmonym (forgotten word) chamaeonym (a lost word, one that’s on the ground) If you want most people to be able to guess what you ...


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Both "pupil" and "student" refer to a person who is studying, usually in a school. A pupil is under the close supervision of a teacher, either because of youth or of specialization in some branch of study (a kindergarten pupil; the pupil of a famous musician). A student is a person attending an educational institution or someone who has devoted much ...


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Climate is the weather for an area over a period of time. The Spanish climate is usually warm and dry. The British climate is usually wet and cold. Weather describes the state of the atmosphere. "The weather today is it will be wet and cold in the morning but the clouds will clear and by the afternoon it will be sunny and warm." "The weather yesterday was ...


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-ment is not a free suffix you can add as you like. The nouns ending in -ment are either Latin or French. And the etymology of -ment is not clear. Even the meaning of -men and -mentum is difficult to analysize. If you study the Latin nouns in -men/mentum you find that the nouns are of various types and it is not possible to give a simple idea of the ...


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"Boyo" is a non-standard word that simply means "boy": boyo — Irish: boy, lad As the dictionary entry notes, it is "Irish" and the most common place to hear "boyo" is from Irish mob stereotypes in film or television. As for your examples: How's it going boy-o? That particular stare has the boy-o in it. (I think it makes more sense) ...


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Gymnasium Wikipedia is a type of school with a strong emphasis on academic learning, and providing advanced secondary education in some parts of Europe and the CIS, comparable to British grammar schools, sixth form colleges and U.S. preparatory high schools. In its current meaning, it usually refers to secondary schools focused on preparing ...


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This sounds like the author was attempting to use a neologism (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/neologism) in order to suggest a sense of the archaic. “All fantastic genres make some use of fictive neology. Heroic fantasy invents words to evoke the archaic origins of its worlds. Phantasmagoric satire delights in wordplay that simultaneously masks ...


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This article at Wikipedia (available via an above link) has: A sunken lane (also hollow way or holloway) is a road which has over time fallen significantly lower than the land on either side. They are created incrementally by erosion, by water and traffic. Some are very ancient with evidence of Roman or Iron Age origins, but others such as the ...


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Creatures and critters from Mars, Venus, and Earth are respectively called Martians, Venusians, and Earthlings (or Terrans) because those names are associated with such planets. And so, the opposite of "human" is not "Martian," "Venusian," or "Plutonian," but "nonhuman." "The difference between them and you" he had said, "is the difference between a ...



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