Katarina
Subscriber since: August 2013
Location: CA, United States
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University brat with a love of language.
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Favorite Word:

avuncular
This is one of my "dictionary checking words" -- I didn't know what it meant when I read it in the first chapter of _Snowcrash_, and I have found it defined in a range of ways. It means "pertaining to or in the manner of an uncle" and is from the Latin word for maternal uncle (mother's brother).
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Least Favorite Word:

pulchritude
Because it sounds like the opposite of what it means, beauty or beautiful. Kind of like nonplussed, which sounds like it should mean unmoved or apathetic, but it's supposed to mean rendered speechless.
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