Word of the Day – Voracious

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Voracious (adj)


Wanting and devouring great amounts of something.

Mid 17th century: from Latin vorax, vorac- (from vorare ‘devour’) + -ious.

Example sentences

“She was a voracious reader, devouring the pages.”

Word of the Day – Equanimity

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Equanimity (noun)


Calmness and composure, especially in a difficult situation.

Early 17th century (also in the sense ‘fairness, impartiality’): from Latin aequanimitas, from aequus ‘equal’ + animus ‘mind’.

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Word of the Day – Procacity

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Procacity (noun)


Insolence or arrogance in attitude or tone; cheekiness; forwardness; an instance of this.

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Wilfrid Holme (d. 1538), author. From (i) Middle French procacité and its etymon (ii) classical Latin procācitāt-, procācitās forwardness, impudence from procāc-, procāx forward, bold, impudent, frivolous + -itās.

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