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A Vermont kindergarten teacher discusses unusual vocabulary with his class. He’s trying to revive apricity, which means the warmth of the sun in the winter. This term comes from the Latin meaning “to bask in the sun.” This caller hopes people will warm to the idea. This is part of a complete episode.

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  • My family and I regularly use the word aprIcate. We use it quite a bit to describe our dogs laying out on the deck in the sun. I’m not sure where we picked it up but we have made a valiant effort, for the past few years, to bring back this word from the dustbin of history. That being said, I’m off to join the dogs in apricating on the deck.

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