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                     *  WORD A DAY  *
                  Thursday, June 21, 2007
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Fellow Logophiles,

Does anybody know what today is? If you guessed the Summer 
Solstice you're right! Today is the first official day of 
Summer. It is also, not coincidentally, the longest day of 
the year. On the Summer Solstice the sun reaches its highest 
elevation in the sky, at the tropic of Cancer, before it 
starts to come back down again and the days start to get 
shorter. That's where the word 'solstice' comes from. It 
means the sun 'sol' stops, from the Indo-European Root 
'stitium', in the sky.

Here are the answers to the word scramble: 1) summer, 
2) moil, 3) unfledged, 4) irascible, and 5) exigent. 
Good job to everyone who guessed the correct answers!



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WORD:  lionize   LY-uh-nyz  (transitive verb)   

: To treat or regard as an object of great interest or   

SYNONYMS: * extol   
          * worship   
          * glorify   

WORD WISE: Lionize, comes from lion, in the sense of "a   
person of great interest or importance."   

QUOTE: "But the urge to lionize him is an indication that we   
live in a terrible age for pianists. There is today almost   
no pianist worth crossing the street for."   
--Jay Nordlinger, "Curtain Calls," National Review, May 31,   


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BONUS WORD OF THE DAY:  Summer  SUM er  (noun)   

: The usually warmest season of the year, occurring between   
spring and autumn and constituting June, July, and August   
in the Northern Hemisphere, or, as calculated astronomically,   
extending from the summer solstice to the autumnal equinox.   

The word summer derives from Old Norse sumar, but ultimately   
is from Proto-Germanic. By the late 1500s to early 1600s, it   
locked into its current spelling.

                  OBSCURE AND UNUSUAL WORDS   

1)  savoirfaire   sav waar fair  (noun)   
    : the ability to act appropriately and adroitly in any   

    Early 19th century. From French, literally "to know how   
    to do."   

2)  lachrymose   lakre mooss  (adjective)   
    : crying, or tending to cry easily and often   

    Early 18th century. From Latin lacrimosus, from lacrima   

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