New Words Learned from Librivox

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mightyfelix
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Post by mightyfelix » November 8th, 2020, 10:42 pm

Found a new one today! Lambrequin: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lambrequin

Also in the same section, I came across the word calcareous, which I had previously encountered in another LV recording on an entirely different topic! https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/calcareous

Scarbo
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Post by Scarbo » November 12th, 2020, 6:49 pm

I just encountered "desuetude," meaning disuse or obsolescence, while PLing. That's a new one on me!

realisticspeakers
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Post by realisticspeakers » November 21st, 2020, 8:33 pm

The demotic inscription—
that is to say, the text in the writing of the people,
was one of the most inviting to decipher,
because the signs composing it seemed to be letters representing sound.
This was sedulously attempted by several scientists,...
Truth exists for the wise, Beauty for a feeling heart: They belong to each other. - Beethoven
Disclaimer:
"Kind reader, if this our performance doth in aught fall short of promise, blame not our good intent, but our unperfect wit."

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