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 – Salutation

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Salutation (noun)


A gesture or utterance made as a greeting or acknowledgment of another’s arrival or departure.

Late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin salutatio(n-), from salutare ‘pay one’s respects to’ (see salute).

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Word of the Day – Paraph

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Paraph (noun)


A flourish at the end of a signature, usually as a precaution against forgery.

Late Middle English (denoting a paragraph): from French paraphe, from medieval Latin paraphus (contraction of paragraphus ‘short horizontal stroke’).

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