The classic and all-time bestselling word calendar—now with 7.4 million copies sold—from the experts at Merriam-Webster. It’s the perfect desktop accessory for students, writers, crossword lovers,or anyone with a passion for language and etymology. Mythological words: Wyvern (a mythical animal usually represented as a 2-legged winged creature resembling a dragon). Medical words: Chilblain (an inflammatory swelling or sore caused by exposure to cold). Political words: Putsch (a secretly plotted and suddenly executed attempt to overthrow a government). Plus words about words: Catachresis (use of the wrong word for the context; use of a forced and especially paradoxical figure of speech). And a few words about numbers: Bimillenary (a period of 2,000 years; a 2000th anniversary). Entries include definition, pronunciation guide, sample sentence, and detailed word history. Printed in Thailand on responsibly sourced paper and 100% recyclable.