Thanksgiving Is Ruined
October 21, 2003
Words I didn't know.
The following are four words that I heard for the first time in 2003.
maenad: a woman participant in orgiastic Dionysian rites
florilegium: a volume of writings
absquatulate: to make off, decamp, or abscond
maieutic: relating to or resembling the Socratic method of eliciting new ideas from another
If I were a real blogger, I would attempt to win cleverness bonus points by using all four words in a single sentence. But that would be too predictable.