Word of the Day – Decoction

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Decoction (noun)

dee-kok-shun

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 – Procellous

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Procellous (adj) (rare)

pro-sell-us

Stormy, turbulent.

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Goffe (?1591–1629), playwright and Church of England clergyman. From French † procelleux from classical Latin procellōsus stormy from procella + -ōsus.

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Word of the Day – Antinomy

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Antinomy (noun)

an-tin-o-mee

A contradiction between two beliefs or conclusions that are in themselves reasonable; a paradox.

Late 16th century (in the sense ‘a conflict between two laws’): from Latin antinomia, from Greek, from anti ‘against’ + nomos ‘law’.

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