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May 19, 2022
This week’s theme
Unusual synonyms

This week’s words
ceraceous
hebdomadal
piscine
odontalgia
abligurition

odontalgia
Helium?
Will it kill the pain?
No, but when you scream, it’s funny.
Cartoon: Dan Piraro

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odontalgia

PRONUNCIATION:
(oh-don-TAL-juh, -jee-uh)

MEANING:
noun: Toothache.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek odont- (tooth) + -algia (pain). Earliest documented use: 1706.

USAGE:
“What’s his tag say, Hemingby? ...
Odontalgia. Treatment: Oil of Cloves?”
Richard Pike; Do Not Forget Me Quite; Troubador; 2014.

See more usage examples of odontalgia in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The thing that makes you exceptional, if you are at all, is inevitably that which must also make you lonely. -Lorraine Hansberry, playwright and painter (19 May 1930-1965)

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