about 365 New Words-a-Year 2013 Page-A-Day Calendar
The bestselling word calendar celebrates the love of language every day, perfect for word lovers, readers, writers, crossword buffs, and students. Here are hundreds of smart, unexpected, and useful words compiled by the editors at Merriam-Webster, America’s most-respected dictionary. The spiritual (ahimsa), the political (roorback), the 21st century (vaporware), the comical (higgledy-piggledy), the million-dollar (pachydermatous), and more. Entries include definition, pronunciation, sample sentences, word history, and miscellany: Did you know “facetious” is one of the few English words that uses the vowels “a,e,i,o,u” in order?
Puzzability, based in New York, includes Mike Shenk, who has written puzzles for Games magazine and its offshoots, and provided daily crosswords for a major newspaper syndicate. He is currently the crossword editor of The Wall Street Journal; Amy Goldstein, a trivia buff and wordsmith who has served as associate editor and managing editor for Games magazine and its sister publications; and Robert Leighton, an illustrator, writer, New Yorker cartoonist, and creator of unique visual puzzles.