Word of the Day – Moiety

By June 14, 2017Word of the Day

Moiety (noun)

moy-et-ee

Each of two parts into which a thing is or can be divided.

Late Middle English: from Old French moite, from Latin medietas ‘middle’, from medius ‘mid, middle’.

Example sentences

“the tax was to be delivered in two moieties”

“Memories aren’t known to be particularly veridical.”

Word of the Day – Chimaera

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Chimaera (noun) (also Chimera)

kai-mee-ra

(in Greek mythology) a fire-breathing female monster with a lion’s head, a goat’s body, and a serpent’s tail. (modern biology) An organism containing a mixture of genetically different tissues, formed by processes such as fusion of early embryos, grafting, or mutation.

Late Middle English: via Latin from Greek khimaira ‘she-goat or chimaera’.

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