Category: Special Words

Educated words: what is anosmia

March 21st, 2020

Anosmia is the loss of the sense of smell. They can be temporary or chronic. A related term is hyposmia, which refers to a decrease in olfactory ability. Some people may be anosmic with a particular odor, this is called “specific anosmia”, and it may have its origin genetically. Anosmia is detected by doctors using […]

Cult words: what is ageusia

March 21st, 2020

Ageusia is a consequence of various disorders that affect one or more of the organic structures involved in the perception of flavors. Or of any damage or functional deterioration of such structures; as in the case of certain facial paralysis to which it can accompany.1 Although it can also occur as a side effect of […]

Difference between Nepotism and Despotism, they are not alike, much less they are equal

April 29th, 2018

These two words, Nepotism and Despotism, seem to be a family of words or have very similar meanings. Nepotism: abuse of power or distribution of public positions in favor of family and friends. Despotism: power and authority exercised abusively by a person of public power over others. Although it seems that both are the same, […]

What is heterochromia iridum?

April 18th, 2018

Surely you have seen more than one person with this condition, although this only happens to 1% of the world population, but with the media, and with television it has become quite common to see people with iridium heterochromia that is no longer than those who have the condition of having two eyes of different […]

Educated words: Circumspect, Nefelibato and Taciturn

April 18th, 2018

Some words that sometimes seem weird but are in our dictionary, that is the case of circumspect, nefelibato and taciturn, 3 words that perhaps you had no idea that they existed but that are part of our language and are included in the dictionary. Let’s see what each one of these circumspect words means, nefelibato […]