Word of the Day – Gracile

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Gracile (adj)

gras-ail/gras-il

Attractively slender or thin.

Early 17th century: from Latin gracilis ‘slender’.

Example sentences

“She’s so ladylike and gracile, I can hardly take my eyes off her.”

Word of the Day – Salutation

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Salutation (noun)

sal-yu-tay-shun

A gesture or utterance made as a greeting or acknowledgment of another’s arrival or departure.

Late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin salutatio(n-), from salutare ‘pay one’s respects to’ (see salute).

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Word of the Day – Paraph

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Paraph (noun)

pa-raf

A flourish at the end of a signature, usually as a precaution against forgery.

Late Middle English (denoting a paragraph): from French paraphe, from medieval Latin paraphus (contraction of paragraphus ‘short horizontal stroke’).

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