Word of the Day – Psilanthropism

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Psilanthropism (noun)

sil-an-throp-izm

The doctrine or belief that Jesus was a mere man.

Earliest use found in Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834), poet, critic, and philosopher. Probably from Byzantine Greek.

Example sentences

“When psilanthropism is offered as a viable theory it’s hard to ignore.”

Word of the Day – Bunkum

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Bunkum (noun)

bun-kum

Nonsense, untrue

Mid 19th century (originally buncombe): named after Buncombe County in North Carolina, mentioned in an inconsequential speech made by its congressman solely to please his constituents ( c 1820).

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Word of the Day – Grandiloquent

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Grandiloquent (adj)

gran-di-lo-kwent

Pompous or extravagant in language, style, or manner, especially in a way that is intended to impress.

Late 16th century: from Latin grandiloquus, literally ‘grand-speaking’, from grandis ‘grand’ + loqui ‘speak’. The ending was altered in English by association with eloquent.

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