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Word of The Week

absquatulate

[abˈskwäCHəˌlāt]VERB humorous

Origin: American English, 1830s

NORTH AMERICAN absquatulates (third person present) ·

absquatulated (past tense) · absquatulated (past participle) · absquatulating (present participle)

leave abruptly.”some overthrown dictator who had absquatulated to the U.S.A.”

ORIGIN

mid 19th century: blend (simulating a Latin form) of abscond, squattle‘squat down’, and perambulate.

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zephyr[ˈzefər]

NOUN

zephyrs (plural noun) literarya soft gentle breeze.synonyms:gentle wind · breath of wind · puff of air · current of air · flurry of air · gust · blow · light air · cat’s paw

historicala fine cotton gingham.a very light article of clothing.

ORIGINlate

Old English zefferus, denoting a personification of the west wind, via Latin from Greekzephuros‘(god of the) west wind’.

Sense 1 dates from the late 17th century.

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Horologium[ˌhôrəˈlōjēəm]

DEFINITION

a faint southern constellation (the Clock), between Hydrus and Eridanus.

ADJECTIVE

Horologii (adjective) used with preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in the constellation Horologium.“the star R HorologiiORIGINLatin.

Horologii is the Latin genitive form of Horologium.

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