Word of the Day – Mendacity

By February 23, 2018Word of the Day

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 – Senectitude

By | Word of the Day | No Comments

Senectitude (noun)

sen-ek-ti-tood

The last stage of life; old age.

Senectitude comes from the Medieval Latin noun senectitūdō meaning “old age,” which in turn comes from Classical Latin senectūs, a derivative of the noun senex meaning “old man.” Senectitude entered English in the late 1700s, more precisely, in 1796 in Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels

Read More

Leave a Reply