Word of the Day – Hoick

By September 9, 2017Word of the Day

Hoick (verb) (BrEn)

hoy-k

Lift or pull abruptly or with effort.

Late 19th century: perhaps a variant of hike.

Example sentences

“She hoicked her bag up onto the desk and insisted on seeing the manager.”

“Just hoick up the anchor and let’s get going.”

Word of the Day – Resipiscence

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Resipiscence (noun)

resi-pisns

Originally: repentance for misconduct; recognition of one’s past misdeeds or errors. Later also: the action or fact of coming to one’s senses, or of returning to a more acceptable opinion.

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Norton (d. 1584), lawyer and writer. From Middle French resipiscence (French résipiscence) action or fact of coming to one’s senses or of returning to a more acceptable opinion, repentance for misconduct or its etymon post-classical Latin resipiscentia repentance from classical Latin resipīscent-, resipīscēns, present participle of resipīscere to regain consciousness, to become sane again, to recover one’s reason, to come to one’s senses again, to see reason + -ia; compare -ence. Compare Spanish resipiscencia, Italian resipiscenza.

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