April 23, 2008

Words

Some of my favorite "words" of the day from Merriam Webster. Hmm...there seems to be a theme that I had not picked up on until I looked at them together.

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 26, 2007 is:

lares and penates • \LAIR-eez-end-puh-NAY-teez\ • noun
1 : household gods *2 : personal or household effects


Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 05, 2008 is:

chthonic • \THAH-nik\ • adjective
: of or relating to the underworld : infernal


Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 09, 2008 is:

stygian • \STIJ-ee-un\ • adjective, often capitalized
1 : of or relating to the river Styx *2 : extremely dark, gloomy, or forbidding

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