Word of the Day – Recusant

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Recusant (noun)

rek-ooz-unt

A person who refuses to submit to an authority or to comply with a regulation.

Mid 16th century: from Latin recusant- ‘refusing’, from the verb recusare (see recuse).

Example sentences

“They were involved in a recusant network.”

Word of the Day – Zeitgeber

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Zeitgaber (noun)

zait-gay-ber

A rhythmically occurring natural phenomenon which acts as a cue in the regulation of the body’s circadian rhythms.

1950s: from German Zeitgeber, from Zeit ‘time’ + Geber ‘giver’.

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