Word of the Day – Voracious

By October 13, 2017Word of the Day

Voracious (adj)

vor-ay-shus

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 – 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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