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Sinecure Kvelling

Two marvelous new-to-me words spied recently:

"Kvell" is loosely the opposite of kvetch, to whine and complain. "Sinecure" reminds me of Sir Martin Rees's description of the duties of the British Astronomer Royal, "... so exiguous that they could be performed posthumously." (exiguous = scanty or meager)

(cf. CreativeDevices (2001-01-01), ...) - ^z - 2008-12-01

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