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Word of the Day – Termagancy

By January 4, 2018 Word of the Day

Termagancy (noun)


Especially with reference to a woman: the quality or state of being bad-tempered or overbearing; violence of temper or disposition.

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Edward Ward (1667–1731), satirist. From termagant: see -ancy.

Example sentences

“She’s prone to fits of termagancy when the men folk don’t follow her instructions.”

Word of the Day – Isagogics

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Isagogics (adj)


Introductory study, especially of the literary and external history of the Bible prior to exegesis.

Mid 19th century: plural of isagogic, via Latin from Greek eisagōgikos, from eisagōgē ‘introduction’, from eis ‘into’ + agein ‘to lead’.

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