Counsel as a verb means to advise; as a noun, it means the person doing the advising (such as an attorney) or the advice itself. Less commonly, counsel means guarded thoughts or advice.
How do you pronounce council and counsel?
What word takes 3 hours to say?
All told, the full chemical name for the human protein titin is 189,819 letters, and takes about three-and-a-half hours to pronounce.
What is Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia?
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is one of the longest words in the dictionary — and, in an ironic twist, is the name for a fear of long words. Sesquipedalophobia is another term for the phobia. Instead, hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is considered a social phobia.
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