Word of the Day – Nemophilist

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Nemophilist (noun) (rare)

nem-o-fi-list

A person who loves or is drawn to woods or forests.

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Atlantic Monthly. From ancient Greek νέμος wooded pasture, glade + -philist.

Example sentences

“Give the country side any day, I am such a nemophilist.”

Word of the Day – Salutation

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Salutation (noun)

sal-yu-tay-shun

A gesture or utterance made as a greeting or acknowledgment of another’s arrival or departure.

Late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin salutatio(n-), from salutare ‘pay one’s respects to’ (see salute).

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Word of the Day – Paraph

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Paraph (noun)

pa-raf

A flourish at the end of a signature, usually as a precaution against forgery.

Late Middle English (denoting a paragraph): from French paraphe, from medieval Latin paraphus (contraction of paragraphus ‘short horizontal stroke’).

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