Word of the Day – Ylem

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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 – 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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