Word of the Day – Sciolist

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Sciolist (noun) (archaic)


A person who pretends to be knowledgeable and well informed.

Early 17th century: from late Latin sciolus (diminutive of Latin scius ‘knowing’, from scire ‘know’) + -ist.

Example sentences

“Journalists are nothing but sciolists.”

“He’s nothing but a sciolist fraud and we’ll get him out of office eventually.”

Word of the Day – Palomino

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Palomino (noun)


A pale golden or tan-coloured horse or pony with a white mane and tail, originally bred in the south-western US.

Early 20th century: from Latin American Spanish, from Spanish palomino ‘young pigeon’, from Latin palumbinus ‘resembling a dove’.

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