Word of the Day – Bavardage

By November 14, 2017Word of the Day

Bavardage (noun)

bav-ard-arj

Idle gossip, chitchat.

French, from bavarder ‘to chatter’, from bavard ‘talkative’, from bave ‘drivel’.

Example sentences

“We’d like less bavardage and more action!”

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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