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andragogy, n.

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500

OED Word of the Day: andragogy, n. The method and practice of teaching adult learners; adult education



scitament, n.

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500

OED Word of the Day: scitament, n. A pleasant dish, a delicacy; (also) an example of pleasant or witty conversation



prodigy, n.

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500

OED Word of the Day: prodigy, n. Originally: an extraordinary thing or occurrence regarded as an omen; a sign, a portent



rackle, adj.

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500

OED Word of the Day: rackle, adj. Of a person: rash, impetuous, reckless; rough, crude



vongole, n. and adj.

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500

OED Word of the Day: vongole, n. Edible clams used in Italian cookery; a dish or sauce made with these



empath, n.

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500

OED Word of the Day: empath, n. A person or being with the paranormal ability to perceive the feelings or emotional state of another



manticore, n.

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500

OED Word of the Day: manticore, n. A fabulous monster with a lion's body, a man's head, a porcupine's quills, and a scorpion's tail