Word of the Day – Miscreant

By March 1, 2017 Word of the Day

Miscreant (adj)

mis-kree-ant

A person who has done something wrong or unlawful: A heretic.

Middle English (as an adjective in the sense ‘disbelieving’): from Old French mescreant, present participle of mescreire ‘disbelieve’.

Example sentences

“He sat down across from his miscreant son, feeling drained and exhausted and not very happy at all.”

“Police scoured the city, eventually finding and detaining the miscreant pair.”

Word of the Day – Azimuth

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Azimuth (noun)

az-ee-muth

The horizontal angle or direction of a compass bearing.

Late Middle English (denoting the arc of a celestial circle from the zenith to the horizon): from Old French azimut, from Arabic as-samt, from al ‘the’ + samt ‘way, direction’.

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