Word of the Day – Senex

By August 6, 2017Word of the Day

Senex (noun)


(in literature, especially comedy) an old man as a stock figure.

From Latin, ‘old man’.

Example sentences

“The foolish senex made the entire play, it was hilarious.”

Word of the Day – Procacity

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Procacity (noun)


Insolence or arrogance in attitude or tone; cheekiness; forwardness; an instance of this.

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Wilfrid Holme (d. 1538), author. From (i) Middle French procacité and its etymon (ii) classical Latin procācitāt-, procācitās forwardness, impudence from procāc-, procāx forward, bold, impudent, frivolous + -itās.

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