Word of the Week Wednesday: acephalous


This Wednesday’s Word of the Week is: acephalous.

Acephalous means headless.

Chiefly a zoological term, it describes an organism that lacks a clearly defined head, like many insect larva.

Metaphorically, though, it can also mean without a head politically; not having a ruler.

Being Halloween, this seems like a fitting word.



About Dan Kingsepp, ACS, ALS
I'm starting this blog to share my thought on the use of the English language and my experiences as a Toastmaster.

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