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  • Abliguration means prodigal expense for food. It comes from the latin verb abligurire, “ab” meaning “away” and “ligurire” meaning “to be fond of delicacies.”

    December 21, 2016

  • An artigrapher is a writer or composer of a grammar.

    December 17, 2015

  • Fernweh means wanderlust, a longing for distant places.

    November 8, 2015

  • Sprachgefühl has arguably been brought to light by David Foster Wallace's "snoot" acronym, which stands for either "Sprachgefühl Necessitates Our Ongoing Tendance" or "Syntax Nudniks of Our Time."

    January 14, 2014

  • "Soucriant" refers to a vampire. (A character in the movie Byzantium used the word.)

    January 2, 2014

  • Pronounced swa-dee-zahn

    September 16, 2010

  • French vernacular for a bachelor apartment.

    October 15, 2008

  • Pronunciation: rey-zohn de-truh

    July 18, 2008

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