Word of the Day – Mendacity

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Mendacity (noun)

men-das-i-tee

Untruthfulness.

Mid 17th century: from ecclesiastical Latin mendacitas, from mendax, mendac- ‘lying’ (see mendacious).

Example sentences

“It’s pure mendacity and poor excuses!”

Word of the Day – Zeitgeber

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Zeitgaber (noun)

zait-gay-ber

A rhythmically occurring natural phenomenon which acts as a cue in the regulation of the body’s circadian rhythms.

1950s: from German Zeitgeber, from Zeit ‘time’ + Geber ‘giver’.

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