Monday, January 11, 2010

Dictionary Highlights: Day 10

anthropophagite - an eater of human flesh; cannibal.

Your mom's an anthropophagite

anticlastic - In mathematics, of a surface, having principal curvatures of opposite sign at a given point.

antidisestablishmentarianism - opposition to the withdrawal of state support or recognition from an established church, esp. the Anglican Church in 19th-century England.

And now you know what it means

antiestablishmentarianism - a policy or attitude that views a nation's power structure as corrupt, repressive, exploitive, etc

No relation to antidisestablishmentarianism

Antilles - a chain of islands in the West Indies, divided into two parts, the one including Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico (Greater Antilles), the other including a large arch of smaller islands to the SE and S (Lesser Antilles or Caribees).

And the great wedge in the middle.

antinomian - a person who maintains that Christians are freed from the moral law by virtue of grace as set forth in the gospel.

The lawless gospel of the wild, wild west

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