Word of the Day – Goombah

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Goombah (noun) (informal)

goom-baaaaaah

Strictly North American. An associate or accomplice, usually a senior gang member.

Origins unknown, possibly a dialect alteration of Italian compare ‘Godfather, friend, accomplice’.

Example sentences

“He’s the goombah, you’ll have to speak to him.”

Word of the Day – Procellous

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Procellous (adj) (rare)

pro-sell-us

Stormy, turbulent.

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Goffe (?1591–1629), playwright and Church of England clergyman. From French † procelleux from classical Latin procellōsus stormy from procella + -ōsus.

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Word of the Day – Antinomy

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Antinomy (noun)

an-tin-o-mee

A contradiction between two beliefs or conclusions that are in themselves reasonable; a paradox.

Late 16th century (in the sense ‘a conflict between two laws’): from Latin antinomia, from Greek, from anti ‘against’ + nomos ‘law’.

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