Words I learned today

floruit: a period during which something flourishes.

kennel: a gutter.

Reading enhances vocabulary! Even so, I don't normally happen across two new words a day, especially while reading fiction.

I wonder how many times I've read a reference to a kennel that I assumed was talking about a dog kennel, not knowing this other meaning. It comes from a totally different root than the dog-related meaning, so this is another item to add to my homomorphs list if I ever get around to updating that again.

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