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horripilation

Pronounced: haw-rip-uh-LAY-shun (alt: hoe-rip-uh-LAY-shun) Notes: Though I didn’t know the right definition, I did recognize parts of this word Yesterday’s word The word teal, as an adjective, means “of greenish blue color”. As a noun, it means First usage Our word came into English in the early 1300s Background / Comments I had our word…

teal

Pronounced: teel, noun/adj Notes: You probably know this word, but I found the background interesting Yesterday’s word The word stertor means “a heavy snoring sound” First usage Our word came into English around 1800 Background / Comments I thought that that there was a word that referred to a loud voice that might be another…

stertor

Pronounced: STUR-ter, noun Notes: I think I know a form of this word Yesterday’s word The word marrowsky is a synonym of ‘spoonerism’, which you may know. In case you don’t, it refers to the transposition of the initial sounds of words (usually the initial sounds, but no always). For example, saying “Is the bean…

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