Word of the Day – Nidification

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Nidification (noun)

nid-iff-i-kay-shun

Nest-building

Mid 17th century: from Latin nidificat- ‘made into a nest’ (from the verb nidificare, from nidus ‘nest’) + -ation.

Example sentences

“Cuckoos aren’t known for nidification, they steal the nests of others.”

Word of the Day – Gerundive

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Gerundive (noun) (grammar)

jer-un-div

A form of a Latin verb, ending in -ndus (declinable) and functioning as an adjective meaning ‘that should or must be done’.

Middle English (in the sense ‘gerund’): from late Latin gerundivus (modus) ‘gerundive (mood)’, from gerundium (see gerund).

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