Word of the Day – Decoction

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Decoction (noun)


A concentrated liquor resulting from heating or boiling a substance.

Late Middle English: from late Latin decoctio(n-), from decoquere ‘boil down’ (see decoct).

Example sentences

“What marvelous decoction is today’s soup of the day?”

Word of the Day – Gerundive

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Gerundive (noun) (grammar)


A form of a Latin verb, ending in -ndus (declinable) and functioning as an adjective meaning ‘that should or must be done’.

Middle English (in the sense ‘gerund’): from late Latin gerundivus (modus) ‘gerundive (mood)’, from gerundium (see gerund).

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