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essayist (s) (noun), essayists (pl)
1. A writer of short compositions: Madeline was an essayist who often wrote short pieces for newspapers on a variety of subjects.
2. Etymology: from Late Latin exagium, "a weighing, weight", from Latin exigere "to test"; from ex-, "out" + agere, apparently meaning in this example as "to weigh".
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