Scarcely Used Words

January 2008
Vocabula Review;Jan2008, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p1
Academic Journal
The definitions of several terms, rarely used in language are presented. It includes "axenic" which means free from contamination, "cordwainer" which refers to a worker in cordwain or cordovan leather, and "hodiernal" which refers to the present day. Information about each word's pronunciation and the part of speech it functions are also provided.


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