Word of the Day – Antipodes

By January 13, 2018Word of the Day

Antipodes (plural noun)


Diametrically opposite. Or if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, Australia and it’s surrounding nations.

Late Middle English: via French or late Latin from Greek antipodes ‘having the feet opposite’, from anti ‘against, opposite’ + pous, pod- ‘foot’. The term originally denoted the inhabitants of opposite sides of the earth.

Example sentences

“Well they’re the antipodes of what we were looking for to be honest.”

“I fly on Friday from Heathrow, London for a tour of the Antipodes.”

Word of the Day – Risorial

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Risorial (adj) (rare)


Relating to laughter; used in laughing; = “risible”.

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Ogilvie (1797–1867), lexicographer. From post-classical Latin risorius + -al.

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