Word of the Day – Querimonious

By March 7, 2018 Word of the Day

Querimonious (adj)

kwe-ri-mow-nee-us

Prone to complaint; complaining, querulous.

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Robert Cawdrey (c1537–c1604), Church of England clergyman and lexicographer. From querimony + -ous.

Example sentences

“He’s far too demanding and far too querimonious for my liking.”

Word of the Day – Cogitate

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Cogitate (adj)

koj-i-tayt

Think deeply about something; meditate or reflect.

Late 16th century: from Latin cogitat- ‘considered’, from the verb cogitare, from co- ‘together’ + agitare ‘turn over, consider’.

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Word of the Day – Careen

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Careen (verb)

ka-reen

(of a ship) tilt; lean over.
Move swiftly and in an uncontrolled way.

Late 16th century (as a noun denoting the position of a careened ship): from French carène, from Italian carena, from Latin carina ‘a keel’. Sense 2 was influenced by the verb career.

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Word of the Day – Lacet

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Lacet (noun)

la-set

A flat braided tape; especially a braid used to form designs on lace. Also: braided work, especially on lace. Frequently attributive, as “lacet braid”, “lacet work”, etc.

A hairpin bend in a road.

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Ladies’ Monthly Museum. From French lacet flat braided tape, braid used to form designs on lace from lace + -et
mid 19th century. From French lacet hairpin bend, specific sense development of lacet lace.

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