Word of The Day – Nephalist

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by Screedler on June 12, 2013

I learned a new word recently listening to NPR’s game show “Says You”. Derived from the word Neph´a`lism (nĕf´å`lĭz’m), a noun meaning total abstinence from spirituous liquor; a Nephalist is someone who adheres to the tenents of teetotalism. 

 
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary must think it special by the fact that it doesn’t usually appear in there online “free” dictionary.  I like it and plan to use it more often.    

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