Word of the Day – Ylem

By January 7, 2018Word of the Day

Ylem (noun)

ee-lem

(in the Big Bang theory) the primordial matter of the universe, originally conceived as composed of neutrons at high temperature and density.

1940s: from late Latin hylem (accusative) ‘matter’.

Example sentences

“You could say we’re all just made of ylem!”

Word of the Day – Queach

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Queach (noun) (English regional)

kwee-ch

A dense growth of bushes; a thicket. Also: a patch of untillable land characterized by such thickets.

Late 15th century; earliest use found in The Book of St. Albans. Origin uncertain.
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Word of the Day – Minarchy

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Minarchy (noun)

min-ar-kee

Minimal government; specifically a (hypothetical) form of government that does not interfere with individual rights and civil liberties, and that has itself no right to levy taxes upon legitimately acquired property.

1960s; earliest use found in Ralph Borsodi (1888–1977). From min- + -archy.
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