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Dickens named a character Mr. Micawber, who epitomized this word. I believe he was in the book, David Copperfield.

Main Entry: Mi·caw·ber Pronunciation: \mi-ˈkȯ-bər, -ˈkä-\ Function: noun Etymology: Wilkins Micawber, character in the novel David Copperfield by Charles Dickens Date: 1852 : one who is poor but lives in optimistic expectation of better fortune

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Maybe if more studied it they'd live the truth as well.          .     somehow I doubt it

Alethiometer is a word Philip Pullman put together from roots meaning truth and measure.

noceur - one who stays up late

well now i have another name as opposed to insomniac<<<actually I believe it isn't the same thing, I think noceur is someone who decides to stay up late rather than having the inability to sleep


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