Word of the Day – Panglossian

By February 13, 2017Word of the Day

Panglossian (adj)

pan-gloss-ee-an

To be always optimistic regardless of the facts.

From the name of the tutor and philosopher in Voltaire’s Candide (1759)

Example sentences

“He’s such a pangloss, he’d see he positive in anything.”

“Her panglossian thinking always got us through.”

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Word of the Day – Blag

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Blag (verb)

blag

Manage to obtain (something, or information) by using persuasion or guile: Steal (something) in a violent robbery or raid.

With its origin coming from the French blaguer ‘tell lies’ this word is also used as a noun: An act of using persuasion or guile to obtain something: A violent robbery or raid.

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