Word of the Day – Pernoctate

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Pernoctate (verb)

per-nok-tait

Pass the night (somewhere).

Early 17th century: from Latin pernoctat- ‘spent the night’, from the verb pernoctare, from per- ‘through’ + nox, noct- ‘night’.

Example sentences

“She was the first ever woman member to pernoctate at the college.”

Word of the Day – Queach

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Queach (noun) (English regional)

kwee-ch

A dense growth of bushes; a thicket. Also: a patch of untillable land characterized by such thickets.

Late 15th century; earliest use found in The Book of St. Albans. Origin uncertain.
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Word of the Day – Minarchy

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Minarchy (noun)

min-ar-kee

Minimal government; specifically a (hypothetical) form of government that does not interfere with individual rights and civil liberties, and that has itself no right to levy taxes upon legitimately acquired property.

1960s; earliest use found in Ralph Borsodi (1888–1977). From min- + -archy.
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