Word of the Day – Querulous

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Querulous (adj)

kwer-ul-us

Complaining in a rather petulant or whining manner: Inclined to make whining or peevish complaints.

It is the manner in which the complaint is being made that is the deciding factor as to whether someone is merely complaining or querulous with the latter being marked by a high pitched whining tone.

Example sentences

“His urbanely crinkly face oozes disapproval; his querulous voice is like a fingernail at a scab.”

“The querulous critic who scolds it as he would a spoiled child, has not learned the primer of politics..”

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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