Word of the Day – Paramour

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Paramour (noun)


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 – Zeitgeber

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Zeitgaber (noun)


A rhythmically occurring natural phenomenon which acts as a cue in the regulation of the body’s circadian rhythms.

1950s: from German Zeitgeber, from Zeit ‘time’ + Geber ‘giver’.

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