Word of the Day – Pronking

By December 3, 2017Word of the Day

Pronking (verb)

pron-king

What springboks do; to bounce, prance and leap the way a springbok does.

late 19th century: from Afrikaans, literally ‘show off’, from Dutch pronken ‘to strut’.

Example sentences

“Look at those pronking Springbok, they look as though they are dancing.”

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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