Word for the day: opsimath

February 22, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More


Part of Speech:   noun
Definition:   a person who becomes a student or learner late in life
Etymology:   Greek ‘late in learning’

[from dictionary.com]


Category: Language

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Erich Vieth says:

    After hearing that I posted on his word of the day, a friend wrote: "If that all it takes to impress Erich, I’ll unleash the rest of the arcane words that I never get to use, lest I be accused of vilipending!"

    OK, so now I had to go look up "vilipending": 1. To view or treat with contempt; despise. 2. To speak ill of; disparage.

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