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Mining New Words

A totally trivial posting on words that I came across reading last night.  These three words are new to me.  At least I did not know their meaning and have no recollection of having seen them before.  Enjoy.

Girn
1. To complain in a whining voice.
2. To contort one’s face; grimace.

Prosody
1. The study of the metrical structure of verse.
2. A particular system of versification.
 
Afflatus
an impulse of creative power or inspiration, esp in poetry, considered to be of divine origin (esp in the phrase divine afflatus)

[Latin, from afflātus, from afflāre to breathe or blow on, from flāre to blow]

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