Word of the Day – Apricity

By May 16, 2017Word of the Day

Apricity (noun) (obs)

ap-ris-it-ee

The warmth of the sun on a cold winter’s day.

Obsolete, this word was used in the 1600s, I think we should bring it back!

Example sentences

“The apricity of the day was a big allure, despite the frost.”

Word of the Day – Anathema

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Anathema (noun)

an-ath-em-a

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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