Word of the Day – Vagarious

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Vagarious (adj) (rare)

vag-err-ee-us

Erratic and unpredictable in behaviour or direction.

Late 18thC, from the sense of changing, inconstant ‘vagary’.

Example sentences

“It was hard to keep up with his vagarious behaviour.”

“The vagarious regime was tiresome.”

Word of the Day – Noughting

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Noughting (noun)

naw-ting

Depreciation, scorn; effacement, eradication; an instance of this.

Middle English; earliest use found in Hali Meidenhad: an alliterative homily. From nought + -ing. In later use from nought + -ing.

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Word of the Day – Itinerant

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Itinerant (adj) (noun)

it-in-er-unt

Travelling from place to place. / A person who travels from place to place.

Late 16th century (used to describe a judge travelling on a circuit): from late Latin itinerant- ‘travelling’, from the verb itinerari, from Latin iter, itiner- ‘journey, road’.

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