Set 20 – Five New Words For Jan 20

Theme – Words made with combining forms

1. monology

EANING:
noun:
1. A long speech by someone, especially when interfering with conversation.
2. The habit of monologizing.

USAGE:
“She mumbled, continuing her monology.”

2. logomachy

MEANING:
noun:
1. A dispute about words.
2. A battle fought with words.

USAGE:
“Raymond Queneau’s most attractive books are founded on a logomachy in which fine words are pitted against the not so fine.”

3. phylogeny

MEANING:
noun: The evolutionary development of a species, a group of organisms, or a particular feature of an organism.

USAGE:
“Recognize your phylogeny. You are a Great Ape. We’re more related to gorillas than most warblers are to each other.”

4. scotophobia

MEANING:
noun:
1. Fear of the dark.
2. Fear or hatred of Scottish people or culture.

USAGE:
“In the grip of scotophobia — those palpitations, that slurry speech, the way she shook when it grew dark.”

“Alan Riach, professor of Scottish literature at the University of Glasgow, said he detected a trace of Scotophobia in Paxman’s views.”

5. epigraphy

MEANING:
noun:
1. The study of ancient inscriptions.
2. Inscriptions collectively.

USAGE:
“An example of ancient epigraphy was found by early Bermudians, carved into a rock 70 feet above the sea.”

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