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How do they come up with these?
If I want to understand / remember the meaning of a word I go to the etymology I.e the root of the word. For example;

The term aphantasia is derived from the Ancient Greek word phantasia (φᾰντᾰσῐ́ᾱ), which translates to 'imagination', and the prefix a- (ᾰ̓-), which means 'without'.[8] Hyperphantasia, where mental imagery is unusually vivid, is the opposite condition to aphantasia.[9]
 
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This one is for Owl​

cre·pus·cu·lar | \ kri-ˈpə-skyə-lər

1: of, relating to, or resembling twilight : DIM. The crepuscular light, the crepuscular sky

2: occurring or active during twilight crepuscular birds,insects

3. in filmmaking it is known as the « magic hour » because everything looks better in crepuscular light
 
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This one is for Owl​

cre·pus·cu·lar | \ kri-ˈpə-skyə-lər

1: of, relating to, or resembling twilight : DIM. The crepuscular light, the crepuscular sky

2: occurring or active during twilight crepuscular birds,insects

3. in filmmaking it is known as the « magic hour » because everything looks better in crepuscular light
Keeping in mind there are a couple engineers here, we might want to start with smaller words and work our way up.
 

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Keeping in mind there are a couple engineers here, we might want to start with smaller words and work our way up.
Ha, try coming from art and philosophy. Which basically means I progressed very little past fingerpainting and learning to play well with others in kindergarten....anything past that was just knowing what names to drop.....most of what I know could fit in a cup, whether half full of half empty I dunno