Word of the Day – Despondent

By March 10, 2018Word of the Day

Despondent (adj)


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 – Pilgarlic

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Pilgarlic (noun)


Originally: a bald head; a bald-headed person. In later use also: a pitiable, lowly, or foolish person; a shabby or unkempt person. Frequently used without article, as though a proper name.

Early 16th century; earliest use found in John Skelton (c1460–1529), poet. In some forms apparently partly from pilled + garlic and partly from peeled + garlic; in some forms apparently partly from pill + garlic and partly from peel + garlic.

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