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Tweed Heads/Coolangatta

Word of the Month ~ Autodidactic March 14, 2009

Filed under: Palabra del Mes — profesoraingles @ 1:27 pm
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This month’s word is: Auto-didactic. It means self taught. I taught myself this word today.

autodidact |ˌôtōˈdīˌdakt|
noun
a self-taught person.
DERIVATIVES
autodidactic |-ˌdīˈdaktik| adjective
ORIGIN mid 18th cent.: from Greek autodidaktos ‘self-taught,’ from autos ‘self’ + didaskein ‘teach.’

 

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