Word of the Day – Subjugate

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Subjugate (Verb)

sub-joo-gate

Bring under domination or control, especially by conquest: Make someone or something subordinate to.

Taken from the late Latin subjugat- brought under a yoke, from the verb subjugare, based on jugum yoke.

Example sentences

“Oppressors usually try to remove dignity when subjugating victims; the shaven heads of the prison camps did not hurt – they demeaned.”

“But on many issues they have been just as ready to subjugate human rights to their political interests.”

Word of the Day – Nomenclature

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Nomenclature (noun)

no-men-kla-chuh

The devising or choosing of names for things, especially in a science or other discipline. / The term or terms applied to someone or something.

Early 17th century: from French, from Latin nomenclatura, from nomen ‘name’ + clatura ‘calling, summoning’ (from calare ‘to call’).

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Word of the Day – Decalcomania

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Decalcomania (noun)

dee-kalk-o-may-nee-a

The process of transferring designs from prepared paper on to glass or porcelain.

Mid 19th century: from French décalcomanie, from décalquer ‘transfer a tracing’ + -manie ‘-mania’ (with reference to the enthusiasm for the process in the 1860s).

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