Word of the Day – Amendment

By October 8, 2017Word of the Day

Amendment (noun)

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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 – Anathema

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Anathema (noun)

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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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