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sonnettomania, n.

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500

OED Word of the Day: sonnettomania, n. Great enthusiasm for sonnets; extreme fondness for the sonnet as a literary form



arribada, n.

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500

OED Word of the Day: arribada, n. A synchronized, mass nesting of ridley turtles



hardscrabble, n. and adj.

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500

OED Word of the Day: hardscrabble, n. A vigorous effort, typically in difficult circumstances or in pursuit of a difficult objective



qawwali, n.

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500

OED Word of the Day: qawwali, n. A style of Muslim devotional music; a song in this style



rue-bargain, n.

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500

OED Word of the Day: rue-bargain, n. An act of going back on an arrangement; a bargain, agreement, or promise that one party regrets...



myrmecochore, n.

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500

OED Word of the Day: myrmecochore, n. A seed or fruit that is attractive to and dispersed by ants



pigeon pair, n.

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500

OED Word of the Day: pigeon pair, n. A boy and girl who are twins, or the only children in a family