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Ibidem: adverb (ih-bee-duhm) In the same book, chapter, page, etc. Origin: Ibidem came to English in the mid-1600s from the Latin, literally meaning "in the aforementioned place."

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Argy-bargy:  Yes, this actually IS a word. Noun: (ahr-gee-bahr-gee) Chiefly British: A vigorous discussion or dispute. Enjoy reading "word of the day"? Please "like" and share this page on Facebook.

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Opprobrious: Adj. (uh-proh-bree-uhs) Outrageously disgraceful or shameful. Expressing contemptuous reproach; scornful or abusive.

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Lachrymose: adj. (lac-ri-mose) Given to shedding tears readily; tearful. Weeping easily. Causing or tending to cause tears.

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Mnemonic: noun (ni-mon-ik) Something intended to assist the memory, as a verse or formula. Example:  When Pluto was demoted from planethood, the trusty mnemonic “My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas” had to be retooled. "My Very Educated Readers Just Served Us Some New Planet Mnemonics" New York Times, January 26, 2015

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Laconic: adj (luh-kon-ic) expressing much in few words; concise.  

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Beatify: verb (be-at-i-fi) To make blissfully happy.