Okay, here’s week 11 with honestly, to me anyway, a very, very, foreign-looking word. Apparently it means something very simple though. Also, I added a new ranking thing which will show you guys how rare a word is, and how smart you are if you know it. Anyway, that’s it. Enjoy! 🙂
Definition: “a literary or artistic assistant, in particular one who takes dictation or copies manuscripts.” (New Oxford American Dictionary)
Backstory: This came from Vocabulary.com (of course), and I picked it because it looked cool and I had no idea what it meant when I first saw it. There is also the added bonus that it sounds cool and looks impressive when you know both how to spell it and what it means.
So that was amanuensis. If you guys knew the word beforehand, good for you, you’re smart. If not, well then now you’re smarter. Congratulations.
*Note about rankings. They are taken from Wordcount. The larger the number, the more rarely the word has been used.