Word of the Day – Afflatus

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Afflatus (noun)

a-flay-tus

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 – Anathema

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Anathema (noun)

an-ath-em-a

Something or someone that one vehemently dislikes/ A strong curse.

Early 16th century: from ecclesiastical Latin, ‘excommunicated person, excommunication’, from Greek anathema ‘thing dedicated’, (later) ‘thing devoted to evil, accursed thing’, from anatithenai ‘to set up’.

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