Word of the Day – Embonpoint

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Embonpoint (noun)


The plump or fleshy part of a person’s body, in particular a woman’s bosom.

Late 17th century: from French en bon point ‘in good condition’.

Example sentences

“The diet’s gone great but I’ve lost my embonpoint.”

Word of the Day – Nomenclature

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Nomenclature (noun)


The devising or choosing of names for things, especially in a science or other discipline. / The term or terms applied to someone or something.

Early 17th century: from French, from Latin nomenclatura, from nomen ‘name’ + clatura ‘calling, summoning’ (from calare ‘to call’).

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Word of the Day – Decalcomania

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Decalcomania (noun)


The process of transferring designs from prepared paper on to glass or porcelain.

Mid 19th century: from French décalcomanie, from décalquer ‘transfer a tracing’ + -manie ‘-mania’ (with reference to the enthusiasm for the process in the 1860s).

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