Sunday, December 24, 2006

Words I learned while proof-reading Rachel's thesis

This will be updated as I read more chapters.
Definitions can usually be found on dictionary.com .


analeptically
apotropaic
chronotope
concord
doxology
eisegetical
elide
elision
exegete
idyll
introject
lection
metonymic
monovalent (*)
mytheme
paronomasia
pericope
peroration
postlapsarian
pre-mundane
proem
recension
retrojection (*)
shinny
syncretistic
synecdochic
synoptic
theophany

(*) not used in the medical/scientific sense found on dictionary.com .

Does not include words that I kind of knew but need to clarify, such as 'hermeneutic'.

Your score?

Yehuda

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I got "concord", "elide", "elision" and "idyll". I knew "exegesis" but not "exegete".

I'm sure there would have been tons of words not on your list that I would have missed...

Simon J said...

"It pays to expand your wordpower" always was my favourite item in Reader's Digest.

Yehuda said...

I thought that I was pretty literate already. But every profession has their language of the trade.

Most of these words deal with biblical scholarship in some way.

Yehuda