Word of the Day – Jobation

By November 11, 2017Word of the Day

Jobation (noun) (informal)


Also jawbation. A lengthy rebuke or reprimand, a lecture, a harangue.

Late 17th century. From job + -ation.

Example sentences

“The wife gave me such a lengthy jobation when I came home late from the bar last night.”

Word of the Day – Ecdysis

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Ecdysis (noun)


The process of shedding the old skin (in reptiles) or casting off the outer cuticle (in insects and other arthropods).

Mid 19th century: from Greek ekdusis, from ekduein ‘put off’, from ek- ‘out, off’ + duein ‘put’.

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