February 27, 2007

Words of the day

A.Word.A.Day is a dictionary mailing group. Here are their words from yesterday and today:

misology (mi-SOL-uh-jee) noun
Hatred of logic or reason.
[From Greek miso- (hate) + -logy (science, study).]

virga (VUHR-guh) noun
Rain or snow that evaporates before hitting the ground.
[From Latin virga (rod, streak).]

For example. Today's misology started after I rode my bike to work in rain and snow. Had it only been virga.


At March 03, 2007 4:18 PM , Blogger rigtenzin said...

Misology is a useful word. I'll be careful using it though.

At March 11, 2007 9:03 AM , Blogger Matt_J said...

It resembles misogyny, don't it?

At March 11, 2007 6:11 PM , Anonymous Tim said...

a few years ago I wanted to come up with a word for the hatred of things smaller or weaker than ones-self. Misopedia would be hatred of children, which doesn't fit exactly.


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