Word of the Day – Harbinger

By May 19, 2017Word of the Day

Harbinger (noun)

har-bin-jer

A person or thing that announces or signals the approach of another.

Middle English: from Old French herbergere, from herbergier ‘provide lodging for’, from herberge ‘lodging’

Example sentences

“People wondered if the heat was just a spring anomaly or a harbinger of summer.”

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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