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PHILOLOGY

study of language or words

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The meaning of the word philology is study of language or words.

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slothslow moving tree-dwelling mammal; laziness; ADJ. slothful: lazy; indolent
profligatewasteful (of money); dissipated; wildly immoral; dissolute; N: profligate person; N. profligacy
igneousproduced by fire; of fire; volcanic; (of rocks) formed from lava; Ex. igneous meteorite
idolatryworship of idols; excessive admiration or devotion; ADJ. idolatrous
flickerburn unsteadily or fitfully; move waveringly; N: flickering movement or light; brief sensation; Ex. flicker of excitement
recidivismhabitual return to crime (even after being punished); N. recidivist
leavenadd leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens
prescienceability to foretell the future; knowledge of actions before they occur; ADJ. prescient
devoutpious; deeply religious; sincere; earnest; Ex. my devout hope
eonlong period of time; an age; longest division of geologic time containing two or more eras