Monday, December 21, 2015

Word of the day: hugger-mugger

The word of the day is hugger-mugger:

  1. disorder or confusion; muddle.
  2. secrecy; reticence: Why is there such hugger-mugger about the scheme?

"For much of the last century most Mayanists believed that at its height—200 to 900 A.D., roughly speaking—the Maya realm was divided into a hugger-mugger of more or less equivalent city-states."

 - Charles Mann, 1491: Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

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