Word of the Day – Crapulent

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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 – Grandiloquent

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Grandiloquent (adj)

gran-di-lo-kwent

Pompous or extravagant in language, style, or manner, especially in a way that is intended to impress.

Late 16th century: from Latin grandiloquus, literally ‘grand-speaking’, from grandis ‘grand’ + loqui ‘speak’. The ending was altered in English by association with eloquent.

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Word of the Day – Luminary

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Luminary (noun)

loo-mi-na-ree

A person who inspires or influences others, especially one prominent in a particular sphere.

Late Middle English: from Old French luminarie or late Latin luminarium, from Latin lumen, lumin- ‘light’. Modern meaning comes from the more archaic meaning ‘a natural body that gives light, such as the sun or the moon.’

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