Word of the Day – Verisimilitude

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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 – Oligopsony

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Oligopsony (noun)

ol-ig-op-son-ee

A state of the market in which only a small number of buyers exists for a product.

1940s: from oligo- ‘small number’ + Greek opsōnein ‘buy provisions’, on the pattern of monopsony.

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