Word of the Day – Senex

By August 6, 2017Word of the Day

Senex (noun)

sen-eks

(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 – Anathema

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Anathema (noun)

an-ath-em-a

Something or someone that one vehemently dislikes/ A strong curse.

Early 16th century: from ecclesiastical Latin, ‘excommunicated person, excommunication’, from Greek anathema ‘thing dedicated’, (later) ‘thing devoted to evil, accursed thing’, from anatithenai ‘to set up’.

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