Word of the Day – Sisyphean

By July 11, 2017Word of the Day

Sisyphean (adj)

siss-i-fee-an

Denoting a task that can never be completed.

Late 16th century: from Latin Sisypheius (based on Greek Sisuphos: see Sisyphus)+ -an.

Example sentences

“It was a sisyphean task but she stuck at it.”

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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