Word of the Day – Manque

By November 18, 2017Word of the Day

Manque (adj)

mon-kay

Having failed to become what one might have been.

Late 18th century: French, past participle of manquer ‘to lack’.

Example sentences

“It’s sad, he wanted to be a writer and now he’s nothing but a reclusive manque.”

Word of the Day – Anathema

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Anathema (noun)

an-ath-em-a

Something or someone that one vehemently dislikes/ A strong curse.

Early 16th century: from ecclesiastical Latin, ‘excommunicated person, excommunication’, from Greek anathema ‘thing dedicated’, (later) ‘thing devoted to evil, accursed thing’, from anatithenai ‘to set up’.

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