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 – Senectitude

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Senectitude (noun)

sen-ek-ti-tood

The last stage of life; old age.

Senectitude comes from the Medieval Latin noun senectitūdō meaning “old age,” which in turn comes from Classical Latin senectūs, a derivative of the noun senex meaning “old man.” Senectitude entered English in the late 1700s, more precisely, in 1796 in Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels

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