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Nov 16, 2007
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Words to describe people

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mystagogue
patrician
recalcitrant
platitudinarian
macroscian

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macroscian

(muh-KROSH-i-uhn) Pronunciation Sound Clip

noun
1. One casting a long shadow.
2. One who inhabits polar regions.

[From Greek macros (long) + skia (shadow).]

"Fix me up with the longest of shadows, Lord. And without my having to go pole-wards. ... And show that we're all up- and-coming macroscians now, with nothing to fear from prerogative."
M.F. Dail; Vague Shadows of a Former Self; Trafford Publishing; 2006.

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