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Hydroxydesoxycorticosterone and hydroxydeoxycorticosterones are the largest anagrams.

A chiropodist treats hands and feet.

Narcissism is the psychiatric term for self-love.

The boundary between two air masses is called a "front."

A nihilist believes in nothing.

A gynephobic man fears women.

A community of ants is called a colony.

A phonophobe fears noise.

The food of the Greek gods was called Ambrosia.

German is considered the sister language of English.

A horologist measures time.

Hairy people are called "hirsute."

"Almost" is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.

"Diddle for the middle" is a slang expression used for the start of a darts game. Opposing players each throw a single dart at the bull's eye. The person who is closest starts the game.

"E" is the most frequently used letter in the English alphabet, "Q" is the least.

"Guddling" was the act of fishing with one's hands by reaching under stones along river banks. It is now an outdated term.

"Hagiology" is the branch of literature dealing with the lives and legends of saints.

"I am" is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

"Kemo Sabe" reportedly means "soggy shrub" in Navajo.

"Lobster shift" is a colloquial term for the night shift of a newspaper staff.

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