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Feb 5, 2008
This week's theme
Words related to sleep

This week's words
somniloquy
diurnation
soporose
hypnopompic
lychnobite


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diurnation

(dy-uhr-NAY-shuhn) Pronunciation Sound Clip

noun: The habit of sleeping or being dormant during the day.

[From Latin diurnus (daily), from dies (day).]

"Many others hide away in the daytime, an adaptation called diurnation."
Neil Champion; Deserts; Black Rabbit Books; 2007.

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The door of a bigoted mind opens outwards so that the only result of the pressure of facts upon it is to close it more snugly. -Ogden Nash, poet (1902-1971)

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