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Saturday Word: Doryphore

do·ry·phore [ˈdôriˌfôr]:
origin: (1950s) coined by Sir Harold Nicolson; French = literally "Colorado beetle", Greek doruphoros = spear carrier

An individual delighting in pointing out someone else's minor mistakes; a pedantic and persistent critic.

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