Word of the Day – Amatory

By July 16, 2018 Word of the Day

Amatory (adj)

a-ma-tor-ee

Relating to or induced by sexual love or desire.

Late 16th century: from Latin amatorius, from amator (see amateur).

Example sentences

“It all went wrong when people started to find out about his amatory exploits.”

Word of the Day – Sobriquet

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Sobriquet (noun) sow-brik-ay A person's nickname. Mid 17th century: French, originally in the sense ‘tap under the chin’, of unknown origin. (more…)

Word of the Day – Malfeasance

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Malfeasance (noun) mal-fee-zuns Wrongdoing, especially (US) by a public official. Late 17th century: from Anglo-Norman French malfaisance, from mal- ‘evil’ + Old French faisance ‘activity’. Compare with misfeasance. (more…)

Word of the Day – Proscenium

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Proscenium (noun) pros-ee-nee-um The part of a theatre stage in front of the curtain. Early 17th century: via Latin from Greek proskēnion, from pro ‘before’ + skēnē ‘stage’. (more…)

Word of the Day – Sophistry

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Sophistry (noun) sof-is-tree The use of clever but false arguments, especially with the intention of deceiving. (more…)

Word of the Day – Ciceronian

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Ciceronian (adj) sis-er-oh-nee-an Characteristic of the work and thought of Cicero. From Cicero (more…)

Word of the Day – Ludic

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Ludic (adj) loo-dik Showing spontaneous and undirected playfulness. 1940s: from French ludique, from Latin ludere ‘to play’, from ludus ‘sport’. (more…)

Word of the Day – Piacular

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Piacular (adj) (rare) pai-ak-oo-lar Making or requiring atonement. Early 17th century: from Latin piacularis, from piaculum ‘expiation’, from piare ‘appease’. (more…)

Word of the Day – Zorbing

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Zorbing (noun) zaw-bing A sport in which one is secured inside a large transparent ball which is then rolled along the ground or down hills. 1990s: invented word from Zorb…

Word of the Day – Segue

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Segue (adj) seg-way Move without interruption from one piece of music or scene to another. Move or shift from one role, state, or condition to another. From Latin (more…)

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