Word of the Day – Sciolist

By November 29, 2017Word of the Day

Sciolist (noun) (archaic)

sy-oh-list

A person who pretends to be knowledgeable and well informed.

Early 17th century: from late Latin sciolus (diminutive of Latin scius ‘knowing’, from scire ‘know’) + -ist.

Example sentences

“Journalists are nothing but sciolists.”

“He’s nothing but a sciolist fraud and we’ll get him out of office eventually.”

Word of the Day – Procellous

By | Word of the Day | No Comments

Procellous (adj) (rare)

pro-sell-us

Stormy, turbulent.

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Goffe (?1591–1629), playwright and Church of England clergyman. From French † procelleux from classical Latin procellōsus stormy from procella + -ōsus.

Read More

Word of the Day – Antinomy

By | Word of the Day | No Comments

Antinomy (noun)

an-tin-o-mee

A contradiction between two beliefs or conclusions that are in themselves reasonable; a paradox.

Late 16th century (in the sense ‘a conflict between two laws’): from Latin antinomia, from Greek, from anti ‘against’ + nomos ‘law’.

Read More

Leave a Reply