Word of the Day – Pernoctate

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Pernoctate (verb)


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 – Senectitude

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Senectitude (noun)


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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