Word of the Day – Beleaguer

By February 16, 2017Word of the Day

Beleaguer (adj)

bil-eeg-uh

Lay siege to: Put in a very difficult situation.

Taken from the late 16th century Dutch belegeren meaning to camp round, which was created from be- (all) about + leger a camp..

Example sentences

“Seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them.”

“The more beleaguered he feels, the more he will dig in his heels.”

Word of the Day – Proselyte

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Proselyte (noun)

pros-u-lye-t

A person who has converted from one opinion, religion, or party to another.

Late Middle English: via late Latin from Greek prosēluthos ‘stranger, convert’, from prosēluth-, past stem of proserkhesthai ‘approach’.

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