Word of the Day – Fainéant

By April 21, 2017Word of the Day

Fainéant (noun) (rare)

fay-nay-on

An idle or ineffective person.

From the French ‘fais’ does ‘neant’ nothing.

Example sentences

“He looks busy all day but he’s a faineant through and through!”

Word of the Day – Anathema

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Anathema (noun)

an-ath-em-a

Something or someone that one vehemently dislikes/ A strong curse.

Early 16th century: from ecclesiastical Latin, ‘excommunicated person, excommunication’, from Greek anathema ‘thing dedicated’, (later) ‘thing devoted to evil, accursed thing’, from anatithenai ‘to set up’.

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