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Nerd Word of the Week: Prandial ~ During or relating to dinner or lunch. As in: We did a little prandial sight seeing from the restaurant at the top of the Space Needle.

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Nerd Word of the Week: Pellucid ~ Translucently clear. As in: The pellucid water revealed every stone beneath its surface.

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Nerd Word of the Week: Philtrum ~ The vertical groove between the base of the nose and the border of the upper lip. As in: The plan came together like a delicate philtrum, joining two thoughts into perfect unison.

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Nerd Word of the Week: Periapt ~ An item worn as a charm or amulet. As in: I could tell by his robes and periapts that he was either a powerful sorcerer or total nerd.

Nerd Word of the Week: incunabula ~ early printed books, especially those printed before 1501. As in: The library's collection of incunabula was priceless.

Nerd Word of the Week: Flocculent ~ having or resembling tufts of wool. As in: Einstein's flocculent locks helped to make him an iconic figure.

Nerd Word of the Week: Rubiginous ~ rust-colored. As in: 'Tis the season of rubiginous landscapes.

Nerd Word of the Week: Hodiernal ~ of the present day. As in: Happy Veteran's Day. Our hodiernal gratitude goes out to all the men and women who have served our country.

Nerd Word of the Week: Velleity ~ A wish or inclination not strong enough to lead to action. As in: Hat's off to all the National Novel Writing Month participants who have overcome their velleity and actually started writing! #NaNoWriMo

Nerd Word of the Week: Vituperative ~ Bitter and abusive. As in: Now that the debates are over, it is my most sincere hope that the American people will never again have to listen to the vituperative rhetoric of this republican candidate.