Word of the Day – Crapulent

By May 15, 2017Word of the Day

Crapulent (adj) (literary)

crap-yu-lent

Relating to the drinking of alcohol or drunkenness.

Mid 17th century: from late Latin crapulentus ‘very drunk’, from Latin crapula ‘inebriation’, from Greek kraipalē ‘drunken headache’.

Example sentences

“The crapulent idiot wouldn’t let me pass him by without comment.”

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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