Word of the Day – Sot

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Sot (noun)

sot

A habitual drunkard.

Late Old English sott ‘foolish person’, from medieval Latin sottus, reinforced by Old French sot ‘foolish’. The current sense of the noun dates from the late 16th century.

Example sentences

“She’s nothing but a gin-soaked old sot.”

Word of the Day – Anathema

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Anathema (noun)

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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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