Obscure Book-Related Words
Logolept: lover of words, word maniac
I had to look retrench up to make sure I was understanding it “in context.”
Retrench-reduce costs or spending in response to economic difficulty.
Fourscore = eighty
A score is 20 and was first used in the counting of sheep and cattle ( by making notches on a wooden cane or rod) .Origin of “score” is middle English about 1100.
Flux = Disambiguation
Physics, chemistry and physiology: flux is a rate of movement ( flow)of a substance from one point to another
In writing or literature , disambiguation ( flux or flow) is the clarification of an idea or thought; to remove ambiguity.
In medicine (in the past), flux has been used to refer to dysentery or diarrhea.
To read or write by candlelight
Thomas Hardy’s use of the word SMACK in “Far From the Madding Crowd” to describe a kiss.
Deliberate distortion of the meaning of a word.
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