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Word of the Day – Contrite

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Contrite (adj)

kon-try-t

Feeling or expressing remorse at the recognition that one has done wrong.

Middle English: from Old French contrit, from Latin contritus, past participle of conterere ‘grind down, wear away’, from con- ‘together’ + terere ‘rub’.

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Word of the Day – Kudos

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Kudos (noun)

kew-dos

Praise and honour received for an achievement.

Kudos comes from Greek and means ‘praise’. Despite appearances, it is not a plural form. This means that there is no singular form kudo and that the use of kudos as a plural, as in the following sentence, is incorrect: he received many kudos for his work (correct use is he received much kudos for his work)
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