marathon /MAIR-ə-thon/. noun. A foot race of 26 miles, 385 yards. Abstractly, a difficult, arduous task.
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/POSH-ləst/. Adjective. Banality and kitsch, vulgarity and triviality, all riddled with a lack of spirituality and an overt physicality, even sexuality.
/ə-PAW-fə-sis/. noun. A rhetorical device in which one asserts something by saying they won’t bring it up. Apophasis can often be identified by phrases such as, “not to mention.”
mudlark / mudlarking. noun or verb. Rarely, slang for a hog. Traditionally, a street urchin or scavenger (or the activities of such); now, hobbyists and treasure seekers who search in muddy areas along rivers. Also, a generic name for various birds that like muddy environments, particularly the magpie lark and Australian slang for a racehorse that excels on muddy tracks.
rasorial /rə-SOR-ee-əl/. adjective. Scratching at the ground or scratching more generally. Originally and primarily used for describing birds. From the scientific Latin Rasores, used to describe an order of birds that scratch the ground for food. From Latin rāsor (scraper).
glabrous /GLAY-brəs/. adjective. Hairless, smooth. Most often used to refer to skin or leaves. From Latin glaber (hairless, bald).