Word of the Day – Zeitgeist

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Zeitgeist (noun)

zait-gaist

The defining spirit or mood of a particular period of history as shown by the ideas and beliefs of the time.

Mid 19th century: from German Zeitgeist, from Zeit ‘time’ + Geist ‘spirit’.

Example sentences

“The outfits really captured the zeitgeist of the 60s era.”

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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