Word of the Day – Saponaceous

By March 9, 2018Word of the Day

Saponaceous (adj)

sa-pon-ay-shus

Containing soap; soapy.

Early 18th century: from modern Latin saponaceus (from Latin sapo, sapon- ‘soap’) + -ous.

Example sentences

“It has saponaceous roots; the natives use it all the time.”

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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