#641…sci, relig, ETC: ” ‘Quiddity’ and ‘Quibble’ “


   Two words to add to that verbal dustbin you refuse to empty:


quiddity    &     quibble


   For their meaning use the DOOR.




   quiddity |ˈkwidətē|

noun ( pl. quiddities ) chiefly Philosophy

   the inherent nature or essence of someone or something.

• a distinctive feature; a peculiarity: his quirks and quiddities.


   quibble |ˈkwibəl|


   1 a slight objection or criticism: the only quibble about this book is the price.

   2 archaic a play on words; a pun.

verb [ no obj. ]

    argue or raise objections about a trivial matter: they are always quibbling about the amount they are prepared to pay.

   DERIVATIVES quibbler noun, quibblingly adverb

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Author: John Knapp