A Word You Don’t Hear Often: Bellicose

If there’s ever a word you wouldn’t associate with its meaning, it’s the adjective “bellicose,” which sounds an awful lot like “Bela Lugosi” (Am I right?).

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Weird Word of the Day: Deus Ex Machina

If you’ve seen the movie Ex Machina, this term will make a lot more sense to you (can Oscar Isaac dance, or what?!). Of course, it will probably also make sense to you if you took a lot of English lit classes in college. It’s one of those adopted words, like “denouement,” that requires above-average pronunciation skills to avoid humiliation or befuddled looks.

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