Friday, August 15, 2008

Word of the Day


Pronunciation: \HYE-uh-ruh-fant\
Function: noun

1 : a priest in ancient Greece; specifically : the chief priest of the Eleusinian mysteries
2 a : a person who explains : commentator b : a person who defends or maintains a cause or proposal : advocate

"Very few women can be coerced into spending $4,000 for green leather trousers embroidered with silver petals — simply because some fashion hierophant declares it a trend."

— Cathy Horyn, The New York Times, March 30, 1999

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