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A.Word.A.Day--annalist

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This week's theme: words that are homophones of everyday words.

annalist (AN-uh-list) noun

A historian, especially a chronicler of yearly events.

[From Latin libri annales (yearly books), from annus (year). Ultimately from the Indo-European root at- (to go) that is also the source of annual, annals, annuity, and anniversary.]

See more usage examples of annalist in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

-Anu Garg (garg wordsmith.org)

"The annalist Ennius mentioned that the Carthaginians habitually offered their infants to their gods." Jose S. Arcilla S.J.; Roots; BusinessWorld (Manila, Philippines); Mar 6, 2006.

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It is an ironic habit of human beings to run faster when we have lost our way. -Rollo May, psychologist (1909-1994)

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