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 – Emancipate

By | Word of the Day | No Comments

Emancipate (verb)

ee-man-sip-ait

Set free, especially from legal, social or political restrictions.

Early 17th century: from Latin emancipat- ‘transferred as property’, from the verb emancipare, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out’ + mancipium ‘slave’.

Read More

Word of the Day – Chimaera

By | Word of the Day | No Comments

Chimaera (noun) (also Chimera)

kai-mee-ra

(in Greek mythology) a fire-breathing female monster with a lion’s head, a goat’s body, and a serpent’s tail. (modern biology) An organism containing a mixture of genetically different tissues, formed by processes such as fusion of early embryos, grafting, or mutation.

Late Middle English: via Latin from Greek khimaira ‘she-goat or chimaera’.

Read More

Leave a Reply