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 – Palomino

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Palomino (noun)

pa-lo-mee-no

A pale golden or tan-coloured horse or pony with a white mane and tail, originally bred in the south-western US.

Early 20th century: from Latin American Spanish, from Spanish palomino ‘young pigeon’, from Latin palumbinus ‘resembling a dove’.

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