Word of the Day – Decoction

By December 7, 2017Word of the Day

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 – 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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