Word of the Day – Tantamount

By November 6, 2017Word of the Day

Tantamount (adj)

tan-ta-mow-nt

Equivalent in seriousness to; virtually the same as.

Mid 17th century: from the earlier verb tantamount ‘amount to as much’, from Italian tanto montare.

Example sentences

“His reaction is tantamount to guilt, he may as well have confessed.”

Word of the Day – Ecdysis

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Ecdysis (noun)

ek-die-sis

The process of shedding the old skin (in reptiles) or casting off the outer cuticle (in insects and other arthropods).

Mid 19th century: from Greek ekdusis, from ekduein ‘put off’, from ek- ‘out, off’ + duein ‘put’.

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