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1902today's wwftd is... éclaircissement

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  • tsuwm
    Mar 23, 2014
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      the worthless word for the day is: éclaircissement

      [F.] a clearing up or revelation of what is obscure or
      unknown; an explanation

      "When the éclaircissement comes there will be a scene,
      and hysterics, and a great quarrel, and then a great
      reconciliation. "
      - Wm M. Thackeray, Vanity Fair (1848)

      "But his eclaircissement of the subject was cryptic and
      -S. Hoshour, Letters to Squire Pedant

      NB: Hoshour's usage is, perhaps, ironical