Word of the Day – Argute

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Argute (adj)

ar-goot

Characterised by shrewdness. Shrewd.

Late 16th century: from Latin argutus ‘made clear, proved, accused’

Example sentences

“His argute summary made it clear what the problem was.”

Word of the Day – Senectitude

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Senectitude (noun)

sen-ek-ti-tood

The last stage of life; old age.

Senectitude comes from the Medieval Latin noun senectitūdō meaning “old age,” which in turn comes from Classical Latin senectūs, a derivative of the noun senex meaning “old man.” Senectitude entered English in the late 1700s, more precisely, in 1796 in Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels

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