Word of the Day – Pronking

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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 – 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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