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Still gaining momentum in its 27th year (sales in 2006 were up 16% over 2005!), 365 NEWWORDS is the best and bestselling word calendar and the essential desk accessory for word buffs, language enthusiasts, and people on a quest for the ne plus ultra of vocabularies. Here are sophisticated words (soigné: well-groomed, sleek), fun-to-say words (catawampus: askew, awry, catercorner), scientific words (extremophile: an organism that lives under extreme conditions), and more, all selected by the editors of America’s most respected dictionary, Merriam-Webster. Each entry includes a definition, pronunciation, sample sentence, and fascinating word history and lineage.