Word of the Day – Antipodes

By January 13, 2018Word of the Day

Antipodes (plural noun)

an-tip-o-deez

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 – Salutation

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Salutation (noun)

sal-yu-tay-shun

A gesture or utterance made as a greeting or acknowledgment of another’s arrival or departure.

Late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin salutatio(n-), from salutare ‘pay one’s respects to’ (see salute).

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Word of the Day – Paraph

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Paraph (noun)

pa-raf

A flourish at the end of a signature, usually as a precaution against forgery.

Late Middle English (denoting a paragraph): from French paraphe, from medieval Latin paraphus (contraction of paragraphus ‘short horizontal stroke’).

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