Word of the Day – Lucifugous

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Lucifugous (adj)


Shunning the light (of a creature).

Mid 17th century: from Latin lucifugus (from lux, luc- ‘light’ + fugere ‘to fly’) + -ous.

Example sentences

“We don’t see him during the day time, but he’s in his garden at night. It’s as though he’s lucifugous.”

Word of the Day – Risorial

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Risorial (adj) (rare)


Relating to laughter; used in laughing; = “risible”.

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Ogilvie (1797–1867), lexicographer. From post-classical Latin risorius + -al.

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