Word of the Day – Quisquous

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Quisuous (adj) (Scottish) (rare)

kwisk-us

Difficult to deal with or settle; perplexing; (of a person) of dubious character.

Late 17th century. Origin uncertain; perhaps from classical Latin quisquis whoever, with subsequent alteration of the ending after adjectives in -ous. With the form quisquose perhaps compare -ose.

Example sentences

“I’ve tried to explain to him but you know how quisquous he can be!”

Word of the Day – Gerundive

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Gerundive (noun) (grammar)

jer-un-div

A form of a Latin verb, ending in -ndus (declinable) and functioning as an adjective meaning ‘that should or must be done’.

Middle English (in the sense ‘gerund’): from late Latin gerundivus (modus) ‘gerundive (mood)’, from gerundium (see gerund).

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