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This week's theme: words related to sleep.
hypnopompic (hip-no-POM-pik) adjective
Pertaining to the semiconscious state before waking.
[From Greek hypnos (sleep) + pompe (sending away).]
-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)
"In my customarily prolonged hypnopompic condition on Saturday morning, I became aware that there was a government 'initiative' about passports." Bryan Appleyard; My Life As a Sock Puppet; New Statesman (London, UK); Feb 26, 2007.
If a man would register all his opinions upon love, politics, religion, learning, etc., beginning from his youth and so go on to old age, what a bundle of inconsistencies and contradictions would appear at last! -Jonathan Swift, satirist (1667-1745)
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