Word of the Day – Fuddle

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Fuddle (verb)

fud-l

Confuse or stupefy (someone), especially with alcohol.

(archaic) Go on a drinking bout.

Late 16th century (in the sense ‘go on a drinking bout’): of unknown origin.

Example sentences

“You have no chance of any sense, he’s let the drink fuddle him.”

Word of the Day – Prurient

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Prurient (adj)

prew-ree-ant

Having or encouraging an excessive interest in sexual matters, especially the sexual activity of others.

Late 16th century (in the sense ‘having a mental itching’): from Latin prurient- ‘itching, longing’ and ‘being wanton’, from the verb prurire.

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Word of the Day – Connive

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Connive (verb)

kon-aiv

Secretly allow (something immoral, illegal, or harmful) to occur.

Conspire to do something immoral, illegal, or harmful.

Early 17th century: from French conniver or Latin connivere ‘shut the eyes (to)’, from con- ‘together’ + an unrecorded word related to nictare ‘to wink’.

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