Word of the Day – Verisimilitude

By October 5, 2017Word of the Day

Verisimilitude (noun)

ve-ris-im-il-i-tood

The appearance of being true and real.

Early 17th century: from Latin verisimilitudo, from verisimilis ‘probable’, from veri (genitive of verus ‘true’) + similis ‘like’.

Example sentences

“The depth of characters gave the novel such verisimilitude.”

Word of the Day – Prevaricate

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Prevaricate (verb)

pre-var-i-kayt

Speak or act in an evasive way.

Mid 16th century (earlier ( Middle English) as prevarication and prevaricator), in the sense ‘go astray, transgress’: from Latin praevaricat- ‘walked crookedly, deviated’, from the verb praevaricari, from prae ‘before’ + varicari ‘straddle’.

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