Word of the Day – Apricity

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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 – Emancipate

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Emancipate (verb)

ee-man-sip-ait

Set free, especially from legal, social or political restrictions.

Early 17th century: from Latin emancipat- ‘transferred as property’, from the verb emancipare, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out’ + mancipium ‘slave’.

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Word of the Day – Chimaera

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Chimaera (noun) (also Chimera)

kai-mee-ra

(in Greek mythology) a fire-breathing female monster with a lion’s head, a goat’s body, and a serpent’s tail. (modern biology) An organism containing a mixture of genetically different tissues, formed by processes such as fusion of early embryos, grafting, or mutation.

Late Middle English: via Latin from Greek khimaira ‘she-goat or chimaera’.

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