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Main Entry: emo•ti•con
Etymology: emotion + icon
: a group of keyboard characters (as :-)) that typically represents a facial expression or suggests an attitude or emotion and that is used especially in computerized communications (as e-mail)
: an organized massacre of helpless people
Main Entry: pros•o•dy
Pronunciation: \ˈprä-sə-dē, -zə-\
Inflected Form(s): plural pros•o•dies
Etymology: Middle English, from Latin prosodia accent of a syllable, from Greek prosōidia song sung to instrumental music, accent, from pros in addition to + ōidē song — more at pros-, ode
Date: 15th century
1 : the study of versification; especially : the systematic study of metrical structure
2 : a particular system, theory, or style of versification
3 : the rhythmic and intonational aspect of language
Main Entry: myr•mi•don
Pronunciation: \ˈmər-mə-ˌdän, -dən\
Etymology: Middle English Mirmydon, Latin Myrmidon-, Myrmido, from Greek Myrmidōn
Date: 15th century
1 capitalized : a member of a legendary Thessalian people who accompanied their king Achilles in the Trojan War
2 : a loyal follower; especially : a subordinate who executes orders unquestioningly or unscrupulously
Main Entry: mim•ic•ry
Inflected Form(s): plural mim•ic•ries
1 a : an instance of mimicking b : the action, practice, or art of mimicking
2 : a superficial resemblance of one organism to another or to natural objects among which it lives that secures it a selective advantage (as protection from predation)
Main Entry: be•strew
Pronunciation: \bi-ˈstrü, bē-\
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): be•strewed; be•strewed or be•strewn \-ˈstrün\; be•strew•ing
Date: before 12th century
1 : strew
2 : to lie scattered over
Main Entry: ac•ri•mo•ny
Inflected Form(s): plural ac•ri•mo•nies
Etymology: Middle French or Latin; Middle French acrimonie, from Latin acrimonia, from acr-, acer
: harsh or biting sharpness especially of words, manner, or disposition
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•Louis XIII, the King of France during early seventeenth century, appointed a Royal Anagrammatist for a handsome salary.
•The word "anagrams" is an anagram of "ars magna", Latin for "great art".
•The word stifle is an anagram of itself.
•Japan's former capital city (Kyoto, A.D. 794-1868) and present capital city (Tokyo) names are anagrams of each other.
•Kingdom of Java's (Indonesia) former capital city was Kartasura and then moved to Surakarta.
•Ever wondered why there isn't another word that can be made by rearranging the letters of the word anagram?
•Anagrammist n. : one who composes anagrams and when asked for the four points of the compass is likely to reply thorn, shout, seat, and stew.
•An anagram which has reverse spelling of a word and itself spells a proper word is called a semordnilap.
•The name of synthetic fiber Spandex is an anagram of expands.
•Clabbers is a variant of the Scrabble game. In this game, all the rules are the same as for Scrabble except for one: all words have to be anagrams of real words.
•Do Lewis Carroll's poems prove he was Jack the Ripper? See The Straight Dope.
•It's said that the right to lampoon royalty and politicians, using anagrams, was enshrined in English law, when King John signed the Magna Carta (Anagram Act) in 1215. (-: