Word of the Day – Querimonious

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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 – Zeitgeber

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Zeitgaber (noun)

zait-gay-ber

A rhythmically occurring natural phenomenon which acts as a cue in the regulation of the body’s circadian rhythms.

1950s: from German Zeitgeber, from Zeit ‘time’ + Geber ‘giver’.

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