Word of the Day – Procerity

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Procerity (noun) (rare)

pros-er-i-tee

Tallness, loftiness, height.

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Hugh Latimer (c1485–1555), bishop of Worcester, preacher, and protestant martyr. From Middle French procerité or its etymon classical Latin prōcēritāt-, prōcēritās height, tallness, length from prōcērus tall, long + -tās.

Example sentences

“She’s tall, if he marries her, it may at least propagate procerity into the family!”

Word of the Day – Premonish

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Premonish (verb) (rare)

pree-mon-ish

Inform (someone) of a possible future danger or problem; forewarn.

Mid 16th century: from Latin praemonere ‘forewarn’ with the ending altered after the pattern of admonish.

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Word of the Day – Connive

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Connive (verb)

kon-aiv

Secretly allow (something immoral, illegal, or harmful) to occur.

Conspire to do something immoral, illegal, or harmful.

Early 17th century: from French conniver or Latin connivere ‘shut the eyes (to)’, from con- ‘together’ + an unrecorded word related to nictare ‘to wink’.

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