Word of the Day – Mephitic

By Feb 21, 2018Word of the Day

Mephitic (adj)


Foul smelling; noxious (especially of gas/vapours)

Early 17th century: from late Latin mephiticus, from mephitis ‘noxious exhalation’.

Example sentences

“We were left, choking in a fog of mephitic gas.”

Word of the Day – Compersion

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Compersion (noun)


The feeling of joy one has experiencing another’s joy, such as in witnessing a toddler’s joy and feeling joy in response.

From French compérage, derived from French compère, from Old French comper, from Latin compater, compatrem (“godfather”).

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