Word of the Day – Exhort

By January 7, 2017Word of the Day

Exhort (verb)

egz-or-t

Strongly encourage or urge (someone) to do something.

The French roots for the word exhort mean “thoroughly encourage,” so to exhort is to fill up with encouragement.

Example sentences

“He exhorts me not to take the problems of the world so seriously, and to have more faith.”

“Another passage was the one where Miss Brodie exhorts her girls to be sure to recognise their prime and to live it to the full.”

Word of the Day – Itinerant

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Itinerant (adj) (noun)

it-in-er-unt

Travelling from place to place. / A person who travels from place to place.

Late 16th century (used to describe a judge travelling on a circuit): from late Latin itinerant- ‘travelling’, from the verb itinerari, from Latin iter, itiner- ‘journey, road’.

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