Word of the Day – Amendment

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Amendment (noun)

a-mend-ment

A minor change or addition design to improve a piece of text or legislation.

Middle English (in the sense ‘improvement, correction’): from Old French amendement, from amender (see amend).

Example sentences

“Until the amendment we have no idea what effect it will have.”

“It’s called an amendment and that means it can be amended!”

Word of the Day – Shibboleth

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Shibboleth (noun)

shib-oh-leth

A custom, principle, or belief distinguishing a particular class or group of people, especially a long-standing one regarded as outmoded or no longer important.

Mid 17th century: from Hebrew šibbōleṯ ‘ear of corn’, used as a test of nationality by its difficult pronunciation (Judg. 12:6).

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Word of the Day – Symposium

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Symposium (noun)

sim-poe-zee-um

A conference or meeting to discuss a particular subject./ A collection of essays or papers on a particular subject by a number of contributors.

Late 16th century (denoting a drinking party): via Latin from Greek sumposion, from sumpotēs ‘fellow drinker’, from sun- ‘together’ + potēs ‘drinker’.

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