January 25th, 2019

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Word of the Day 01/25/19 Palladium

Palladium (noun)
palladium [puh-ley-dee-uh m]

noun Chemistry.
1. a rare metallic element of the platinum group, silver-white, ductile and malleable, harder and fusing more readily than platinum: used chiefly as a catalyst and in dental and other alloys. Symbol : Pd; atomic weight : 106.4; atomic number : 46; specific gravity : 12 at 20°C.

Origin: special use of Palladium; named (1803) after the asteroid Pallas, then newly discovered; see -ium


Palladium (noun)
Palladium [puh-ley-dee-uh m]

noun, plural Pal·la·di·a [puh-ley-dee-uh] /pəˈleɪ di ə/.
1. Also Pal·la·di·on [puh- ley -dee-on] /pəˈleɪ diˌɒn/ . a statue of Athena, especially one on the citadel of Troy on which the safety of the city was supposed to depend.
2. ( usually lowercase ) anything believed to provide protection or safety; safeguard.

Origin: < Latin Palladium < Greek Palládion, noun use of neuter of Palládios of Pallas, equivalent to Pallad- (stem of Pallás ) Pallas + -ios adj. suffix

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Greetings all....

Welcome to the last Friday of this month. Woo hoo, we've almost made it through the first month of 2019. We rock of course.

How goes the creating of words? Good, bad, non-existent? That's okay. I have something that may jump start the muse.

This week's quote of course. :)

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Comment here with the count you can reach in the month (remember to factor in holidays, finals, road trips, pajama days, hangovers, etc). I will check in with you every 6(ish) days to make sure you are on schedule, to push you if you aren't, and to shake pompoms at you if you are (Well, I'll probably shake pompoms at you either way).

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