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David G. Nesbitt - Kelowna, British Columbia
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The Obfuscating Parlance of the Sesquipedalian
Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
 


etiology
(n.)
__1.
____a. The study of causes or origins.
____b. The branch of medicine that deals with the causes or origins of disease.

__2.
____a. Assignment of a cause, an origin, or a reason for something.
____b.The cause or origin of a disease or disorder as determined by medical diagnosis.


etymology
(n.)
__1. The origin and historical development of a linguistic form as shown by determining its basic elements,
__ __earliest known use, and changes in form and meaning, tracing its transmission from one language to
__ __another, identifying its cognates in other languages, and reconstructing its ancestral form where
__ __possible.
__2. The branch of linguistics that deals with etymologies.


obfuscate
(tr. v.)
__1. To make so confused or opaque as to be difficult to perceive or understand:
__2. To render indistinct or dim; darken.


parlance
(n.)
__1. A particular manner of speaking; idiom.
__2. Speech, especially a conversation or parley.


sesquipedalian
(n.)
__1. A long word.

(adj.)
__1. Given to the use of long words.
__2. Long and ponderous; polysyllabic.