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It’s that time again!  I’m sure everyone has been waiting with bated breath for August’s word-of-the month but, rest assured, the wait is over.  This month’s word is exegesis, pronounced ek-sə-ˈjē-səs.  The plural form of the noun is exegeses.  The etymology of exegesis derives from New Latin and means to explain or interpret.  It is especially an explanation or critical interpretation of a text such as the Bible.  Synonyms include: analysis and exposition.  A sample sentence might read:  The book ends by exploring the results of Old Testament exegesis Not exactly a book club vocabulary word, but you might impress a professor or two in one of your college courses.

What new word have you learned lately?

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