OED Word of the Day

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The Oxford English Dictionary picks a word each day. They tend to be “hard” or unusual words.

Recent picks include:

  • bricoleur – a person who performs a variety of manual jobs; someone who fixes things in an ingenious manner
  • grandiloquent – characterized by a high-flown, extravagant, or bombastic style or manner, esp. in language
  • Nowheresville – a largely unknown or uninteresting place, esp. a small, rural town
  • lactivist – a passionate advocate of (exclusive) breastfeeding as the preferred means to feed a baby
  • taikonaut – a Chinese astronaut

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