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 – 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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