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Banausic: Word Wednesday (Improve Your Word Power)

Banausic is a new one on me. I did not have the foggiest what it meant before I saw it on the Merriam-Webster ‘Word of the Day.’ I don’t think it’s a word I will be using often – it’s quite ugly, don’t you think? 🙂 Here is what it means: banausic adjective buh-NAW-sik Definition : relating to or concerned with earning a living — used pejoratively; also : utilitarian, practical Examples “At the far end was a wooden board on which were hung saws, chisels, knives and other banausic instruments of the trade.” — Sebastian Faulk, Human Traces, 2005 “That story is followed by a brilliant allegory of reality TV and the cult of personality, Rumours About Me, in which a simple company man…

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