Word of the Day – Jennet

By January 12, 2018Word of the Day

Jennet (noun)

jen-nit

A female donkey/ A small type of Spanish horse

Late Middle English: via French from Spanish jinete ‘light horseman’, from Spanish Arabic Zenāta, the name of a Berber people famous for horsemanship.

Example sentences

“They’re no good for working, just a field of jennets.”

Word of the Day – Prurient

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Prurient (adj)

prew-ree-ant

Having or encouraging an excessive interest in sexual matters, especially the sexual activity of others.

Late 16th century (in the sense ‘having a mental itching’): from Latin prurient- ‘itching, longing’ and ‘being wanton’, from the verb prurire.

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Word of the Day – Connive

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Connive (verb)

kon-aiv

Secretly allow (something immoral, illegal, or harmful) to occur.

Conspire to do something immoral, illegal, or harmful.

Early 17th century: from French conniver or Latin connivere ‘shut the eyes (to)’, from con- ‘together’ + an unrecorded word related to nictare ‘to wink’.

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