Word of the Day – Querimonious

By March 7, 2018Word 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 – Senectitude

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Senectitude (noun)

sen-ek-ti-tood

The last stage of life; old age.

Senectitude comes from the Medieval Latin noun senectitūdō meaning “old age,” which in turn comes from Classical Latin senectūs, a derivative of the noun senex meaning “old man.” Senectitude entered English in the late 1700s, more precisely, in 1796 in Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels

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