Word of the Day – Despondent

By March 10, 2018Word of the Day
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Despondent (adj)

des-pon-dent

In low spirits from loss of hope or courage.

Example sentences

“She grew more despondent every day.”

“The situation was getting worse and it was hard not to be despondent.”

Word of the Day – Zeitgeber

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Zeitgaber (noun)

zait-gay-ber

A rhythmically occurring natural phenomenon which acts as a cue in the regulation of the body’s circadian rhythms.

1950s: from German Zeitgeber, from Zeit ‘time’ + Geber ‘giver’.

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