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Word of the Day - "sesquipedalian"

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sesquipedalian \ses-kwuh-puh-DAYL-yuhn\ noun/adjective
     (n) 1 : a long word

     (adj) 1 : given to or characterized by the use of long words
     (adj) 2 : long and ponderous; having many syllables

Sample Usage:
     Plus he has a weakness for what we can mischievously call sesquipedalian excess: Look out for such terms as "epiphenomenal", "diegetic" and "proprioceptive." -- Jabari Asim, "Reel Pioneer". Washington Post, November 19, 2000

     Sesquipedalian comes from Latin sesquipedalis, "a foot and a half long, hence inordinately long," from sesqui, "one half more, half as much again" + pes, ped-, "a foot."

I chose this word because it's a really cool word, but as well, there are some other really cool words in the "Sample Usage" sentence. =)

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