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Word of the Day – Paunch

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Paunch (noun)

pawn-ch

A large or protruding belly.

(verb) To disembowel and animal

Late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French pa(u)nche, based on Latin pantex, pantic-, usually in the plural in the sense ‘intestines’.

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Word of the Day – Isagogics

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Isagogics (adj)

ai-sa-goj-iks

Introductory study, especially of the literary and external history of the Bible prior to exegesis.

Mid 19th century: plural of isagogic, via Latin from Greek eisagōgikos, from eisagōgē ‘introduction’, from eis ‘into’ + agein ‘to lead’.

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Word of the Day – Batik

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Batik (noun)

ba-teek

A method (originally used in Java) of producing coloured designs on textiles by dyeing them, having first applied wax to the parts to be left undyed./Cloth dyed using the Batik method.

Late 19th century: from Javanese, literally ‘painted’.

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