Word of the Day – Procerity

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Procerity (noun) (rare)


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 – Procellous

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Procellous (adj) (rare)


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)


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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