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Word of the Day – Groggy

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Groggy (adj)


Dazed, weak, or unsteady, especially from illness, intoxication, sleep, or a blow.

Similar to a hangover from the alcoholic drink grog. The word grog comes from “Old Grog,” which was the nickname sailors gave to Admiral Vernon, the commander in chief of the West Indies.

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Word of the Day – Postulate

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Postulate (verb)


Suggest or assume the existence, fact, or truth of (something) as a basis for reasoning, discussion, or belief.

Late Middle English (in postulate (sense 2 of the verb)): from Latin postulat- ‘asked’, from the verb postulare.

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Word of the Day – Stridulate

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Stridulate (verb)


(of an insect, especially a male cricket or grasshopper) make a shrill sound by rubbing the legs, wings, or other parts of the body together.

Mid 19th century: from French striduler, from Latin stridulus ‘creaking’, from the verb stridere.

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Word of the Day – Scabrous

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Scabrous (adj)


Rough and covered with, or as if with, scabs./Unpleasant unattractive.
Indecent; salacious.

Late 16th century (first used to describe an author’s style as ‘harsh, unmusical, unpolished’): from French scabreux or late Latin scabrosus, from Latin scaber ‘rough’.

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