Word of the Day – Amendment

By October 8, 2017Word of the Day

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 – Bunkum

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Bunkum (noun)

bun-kum

Nonsense, untrue

Mid 19th century (originally buncombe): named after Buncombe County in North Carolina, mentioned in an inconsequential speech made by its congressman solely to please his constituents ( c 1820).

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Word of the Day – Grandiloquent

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Grandiloquent (adj)

gran-di-lo-kwent

Pompous or extravagant in language, style, or manner, especially in a way that is intended to impress.

Late 16th century: from Latin grandiloquus, literally ‘grand-speaking’, from grandis ‘grand’ + loqui ‘speak’. The ending was altered in English by association with eloquent.

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