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Tag: Delphic

Delphic: WordWednesdayFun

Delphic is a word that was aimed at me while I was still a barrister in London. The bewigged judge said to the bewigged barrister (me), “Hmm, Mr. Bentley, it is unlike you to be delphic. There must be good reason for it so I will grant you your adjournment. We will sit again in one hour from now.” I had to look it up. I had no idea what it meant. Here is what Merriam-Webster has to say about the word: Delphic adjective Del·phic \ˈdel-fik\ Popularity: Bottom 40% of words Definition  1 : of or relating to ancient Delphi or its oracle 2 often not capitalized : ambiguous, obscure <Delphic utterances> delphically  adverb Examples in a sentence <the Delphic pronouncements that are so typical…

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