Thursday’s Word [Week 11]

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! 🙂

Week: 11
Word: Amanuensis
Definition: “a literary or artistic assistant, in particular one who takes dictation or copies manuscripts.” (New Oxford American Dictionary)
Backstory: This came from (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.
Rank: 62247*

Old medieval guy with a pen XP

Old medieval guy with a pen XP

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.

Tours yruly

*Note about rankings. They are taken from Wordcount. The larger the number, the more rarely the word has been used.


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