Word of the Day – Prestidigitation

By August 7, 2017Word of the Day

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 – 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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