Scarcely Used Words

December 2000
Vocabula Review;Dec2000, Vol. 2 Issue 12, p1
Academic Journal
The article provides information on various scarcely used words. It include "atlantean," which relates to Atlas or having great strength, "granivorous," which means feeding on grain or seeds and "pusillanimous," which refers to lacking manly courage or being cowardly. Pronunciation of the words also is presented.


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