Word of the Day – Recusant

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 – Aginer

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Aginer (noun) (US informal)

a-gina

A person who is against something; one who opposes a proposal, course of action, point of view, etc. Also more generally: a person having a habitually negative attitude; one who opposes any change as a matter of principle.

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Westminster (Philadelphia). From agin, regional and colloquial variant of again + -er.

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Word of the Day – Extant

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Extant (adj)

ek-stant

Still in existence; surviving.

Mid 16th century (in the sense ‘able to be publicly seen or reached’): from Latin exstant- ‘being visible or prominent, existing’, from the verb exstare, from ex- ‘out’ + stare ‘to stand’.

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