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April 19th- sesquipedalian

sesquipedalian \ses-kwuh-puh-DAYL-yuhn\,

Definition:
adjective
:
1. Given to or characterized by the use of long words.
2. Long and ponderous; having many syllables.

noun:
1. A long word.

Example:
As a sesquipedalian stylist, he can throw a word like 'eponymous" into a sentence without missing a beat.


Origin:
Sesquipedalian comes from Latin sesquipedalis, "a foot and a half long, hence inordinately long," from sesqui, "one half more, half as much again" + pes, ped-, "a foot."
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