Word of the Day – Intumesce

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Intumesce (verb) (rare)

in-too-mess

Swell up.

Late 18th century: from Latin intumescere, from in- ‘into’ + tumescere ‘begin to swell’ (from tumere ‘swell’).

Example sentences

“He just went on and on, insistent to intumesce my rage!”

Word of the Day – Gerundive

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Gerundive (noun) (grammar)

jer-un-div

A form of a Latin verb, ending in -ndus (declinable) and functioning as an adjective meaning ‘that should or must be done’.

Middle English (in the sense ‘gerund’): from late Latin gerundivus (modus) ‘gerundive (mood)’, from gerundium (see gerund).

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