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My words this week come from Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay
1. balletomane – “As a young lawyer and balletomane, he had insinuated himself into Nina's life in a gentle, measured way,.."
A balletomane is a devotee of the ballet.
Russian baletoman, from balet ballet+o+man, from maniya, mania
First known use: 1930
When I saw this word, I knew it had something to do with the ballet, Nina is a ballerina, but I wasn't sure exactly what it meant.
_____________________________________________________2. oeuvre – “It's not an enormous oeuvre, by the way."
noun : a substantial body of work constituting the lifework of a writer, an artist, or a composer
I can't imagine myself ever using these words in my everyday conversation, but you never know!!.