Word of the Day – Coruscate

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Coruscate (verb)

kor-us-kayt

(of light) to flash or sparkle.

Early 18th century: from Latin coruscat- ‘glittered’, from the verb coruscare.

Example sentences

“I love the way the light coruscates down the murals.”

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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