Word of the Day – Afflatus

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Afflatus (noun)


A divine creative impulse or inspiration.

Mid 17th century: from Latin, from the verb afflare, from ad- ‘to’ + flare ‘to blow’.

Example sentences

“When he’s at his best he proves he has the afflatus of a creative genius!”

Word of the Day – Palomino

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Palomino (noun)


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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