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An expression of great praise for someone/something.

They wrote a fitting encomium to honour her service to the organisation.

Books I've enjoyed

Jugend ohne Gott*

by Ödön von Horváth

I've never forgotten this book; it had a profound effect on me at German A Level and I want to re-read it (in translation this time: *Youth Without God). 

Written in 1937, the story charts a teacher's struggles with his own conscience, but ultimately his commitment to the truth, at a time when his pupils are being indoctrinated by the Nazis.

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posy noun




In 1533, a motto or line of poetry engraved within a ring; variant of poesy. The meaning of a flower or bouquet is first recorded in 1573, and was thought to come from the use of flowers to express sentiments like those engraved in rings.

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