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sesquipedalian

I learnt a new word today: sesquipedalian. It comes from the Latin sesquipedalis, meaning a foot-and-a-half long. As you can guess, it refers to words that are both lengthy and a little obscure. For example, proverbs expressed in sesquipedalian terms!
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