Vocabulary!!!

For this week, we’ve got

NULLIBIETY

nullibiety, n.
[‘ The state or condition of existing nowhere; non-existence.’]

“This dependence is twofold, upon superordinate genetic causes for its eternity or its duration, and upon co-ordinate and subordinate alien causes for its nullibiety or dissolution.”

(That is the most pretentious example sentence I have ever seen. Blame the Oxford English Dictionary.)

PARVANIMITY

parvanimity, n.
[‘ Smallness of mind, meanness; an example of this. Also: a small-minded person.’]

“Memorably connected with the parvanimities of the English government at one period.”

Definitions (and pretentious example sentences) from the Oxford English Dictionary.

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