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 – Palomino

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Palomino (noun)

pa-lo-mee-no

A pale golden or tan-coloured horse or pony with a white mane and tail, originally bred in the south-western US.

Early 20th century: from Latin American Spanish, from Spanish palomino ‘young pigeon’, from Latin palumbinus ‘resembling a dove’.

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