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logogriph

[law-guh-grif, loguh-]

noun
  1. an anagram, or a puzzle involvinganagrams.
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par·en·thet·i·cal
[ˌperənˈTHedək(ə)l]

ADJECTIVE
relating to or inserted as a parenthesis.
“ignore the parenthetical remarks that pockmark every page”
synonyms:
incidental · supplementary · by-the-way · by-the-by · in parentheses · parenthetic · in brackets · explanatory · qualifying · inserted · interposed · extraneous

ORIGIN
late 18th century: from parenthesis, on the pattern of pairs such as synthesis, synthetic.

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book·ish
[ˈbo͝okiSH]

ADJECTIVE
(of a person or way of life) devoted to reading and studying rather than worldly interests.
“by comparison I was very bookish, intellectual, and wordy in a wrong way”
synonyms:
studious · scholarly · academic · literary · intellectual · highbrow · erudite · learned · well read · widely read · educated · well educated · well informed · knowledgeable · cultured · accomplished · pedantic · pedagogical · donnish · bluestocking · cerebral · serious · earnest · thoughtful · impractical · ivory-towerish · brainy · egghead · lettered · clerkly
antonyms:
lowbrow
(of language or writing) literary in style or allusion.
“long bookish scholarship” · “a bookish but eloquent erotic memoir”