Word of the Day – Paramour

By October 7, 2017Word of the Day

Paramour (noun)

pa-ra-moor

A lover, especially the illicit partner of a married woman.

Middle English: from Old French par amour ‘by love’; in English the phrase was written from an early date as one word and came to be treated as a noun.

Example sentences

“She looked everywhere but her beloved paramour had left and she never saw him again.”

Word of the Day – Senectitude

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Senectitude (noun)

sen-ek-ti-tood

The last stage of life; old age.

Senectitude comes from the Medieval Latin noun senectitūdō meaning “old age,” which in turn comes from Classical Latin senectūs, a derivative of the noun senex meaning “old man.” Senectitude entered English in the late 1700s, more precisely, in 1796 in Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels

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