The obscure word of the week is gnathonic

look_it_up_T httpwww.clipartpal.comclipart_pdeducationdictionary_10586.htmlThis week’s obscure English word is gnathonic.

It’s a literary term that means ‘deceitfully flattering’, though to originate from the behaviour along these lines of Gnathō, a character in a comic play by the Roman playwright Terence.

Your challenge: write a sentence or two in the comments using this word.

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4 thoughts on “The obscure word of the week is gnathonic

  1. I thought the meaning of this word would be something otherworldly or supernatural. I must have been thinking of “chthonic.” Or maybe Cthulhu. “Gnathonic” sounds like it might apply to something by Moliere.

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