Word of the Day – Prestidigitation

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Prestidigitation (noun)

presti-dij-it-ay-shun

Conjuring tricks performed as entertainment.

Mid 19th century: from French, from preste ‘nimble’ + Latin digitus ‘finger’ + -ation.

Example sentences

“What can I say? He’s a master of prestidigitation.”

Word of the Day – Procellous

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Procellous (adj) (rare)

pro-sell-us

Stormy, turbulent.

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Goffe (?1591–1629), playwright and Church of England clergyman. From French † procelleux from classical Latin procellōsus stormy from procella + -ōsus.

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Word of the Day – Antinomy

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Antinomy (noun)

an-tin-o-mee

A contradiction between two beliefs or conclusions that are in themselves reasonable; a paradox.

Late 16th century (in the sense ‘a conflict between two laws’): from Latin antinomia, from Greek, from anti ‘against’ + nomos ‘law’.

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