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Phlegmatic: not easily excited; calm/ composed. 
 
 
 
thought it had something to do with phlegm...

 

 

It has also to do with 'phlegm', as in "a thick, yellowish liquid that is produced in the nose and throat especially when a person has a cold".

 

But phlegm also means:

 

- dull or apathetic coldness or indifference.

 
- intrepid coolness or calm fortitude.

 

Sentences:

 

- He displayed remarkable phlegm in very dangerous conditions.

 

- a man of remarkable phlegm, never showing enthusiasm nor displeasure.

 

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phlegm?show=0&t=1404224725

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Xylem

Xylem is one of the two types of transport tissue in vascular plants, phloem being the other. The word xylem is derived from the Greek word ξύλον, meaning "wood"; the best-known xylem tissue is wood, though it is found throughout the plant.

Source: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xylem

Edited by DaBeast313

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Word of the day: irredentism

 

"Irredentism is any position of a state advocating annexation of territories administered by another state on the grounds of common ethnicity or prior historical possession, actual or alleged. It is often advocated by pan-nationalist movements and has been a feature of identity politics, cultural and political geography."

 

From wiki.

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Bedraggled

 

A joke goes that on a monsoon day as it started to pour, a young Indian girl in excitement said to her male friend, "Hey let's get bedraggled." The guy smiled meaningfully and winked. Next thing, the girl slapped him on the face.

 

It doesn't meant what desis think.

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Sammelband : old Amerikan English (before WW1) from the German/Deutsche meaning, "an omnibus volume"  or collection of a class of writings, a digest

 

 

got it from Antique Roadshow which I have on for some noise.

Edited by hasanhh

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Sammelband : old Amerikan English (before WW1) from the German/Deutsche meaning, "an omnibus volume"  or collection of a class of writings, a digest

 

Something like a 'chrestomathy?'

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Marbles ref to 42,

 

There is little relation between the two words. Sammelband is a digest, a condensed reference or a condensed information source; while Chrestomathy is a teaching aid for languages (excluding mathematical language).

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