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Hesternal

Questions and Answers Cheryl has submitted another great question for us: she’s found the word hesternal in the novel she’s reading and wonders what it means. Hesternal sounds a little bit like nocturnal or diurnal, but I don’t think I’ve … Continue reading

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The Opposite of Fade

Questions and Answers Cheryl—a loyal reader and fellow verbivore—sent in another great question yesterday: I have a question that has been puzzling me for some time. What is the opposite of the word “fade”; as in “light fades at dusk”? What … Continue reading

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Coronate

Questions Answered Thanks, Cheryl, for submitting the Word Blog’s first question: “I recently have heard news stories and such that refer to coronate as in ‘the conference is being held to coronate the new leader.’ Is this now a verb … Continue reading

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