Word of the Day – Nescient

By November 7, 2017Word of the Day

Nescient (adj)

ness-ee-unt

Lacking knowledge; ignorant.

Late Middle English: from Latin nescient- ‘not knowing’, from the verb nescire, from ne- ‘not’ + scire ‘know’.

Example sentences

“He’s a nescient being and it makes him insecure.”

Word of the Day – Ecdysis

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Ecdysis (noun)

ek-die-sis

The process of shedding the old skin (in reptiles) or casting off the outer cuticle (in insects and other arthropods).

Mid 19th century: from Greek ekdusis, from ekduein ‘put off’, from ek- ‘out, off’ + duein ‘put’.

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