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 – Anathema

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Anathema (noun)

an-ath-em-a

Something or someone that one vehemently dislikes/ A strong curse.

Early 16th century: from ecclesiastical Latin, ‘excommunicated person, excommunication’, from Greek anathema ‘thing dedicated’, (later) ‘thing devoted to evil, accursed thing’, from anatithenai ‘to set up’.

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