Word of the Day – Concomitant

By April 19, 2019 Word of the Day

Concomitant (adj)

kon-komi-tant

Naturally accompanying or associated.

Early 17th century: from late Latin concomitant- ‘accompanying’, from concomitari, from con- ‘together with’ + comitari, from Latin comes ‘companion’.

Example sentences

“She loves being a parent even with all its concomitant worries and strains.”

Word of the Day – Ecumenical

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Ecumenical (adj) eek-yu-men-i-kal Representing a number of different Christian Churches. Late 16th century (in the sense ‘belonging to the universal Church’): via late Latin from Greek oikoumenikos from oikoumenē ‘the…

Word of the Day – Temperance

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Temperance (noun) temp-er-uns Abstinence from alcoholic drink. Middle English from Anglo-Norman French temperaunce, from Latin temperantia ‘moderation’, from temperare ‘restrain’. (more…)

Word of the Day – Juxtaposition

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Juxtaposition (noun) juk-sta-pos-ishun The fact of two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effect. Mid 19th century (earlier (Middle English) as juxtaposition): from French juxtaposer, from Latin…

Word of the Day – Sully

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Sully (verb) sul-ee Damage the purity or integrity of. Late 16th century perhaps from French souiller ‘to soil’. (more…)

Word of the Day – Vicarious

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Vicarious (adj) vik-air-ee-us Experienced in the imagination through the feelings or actions of another person. Mid 17th century from Latin vicarius ‘substitute’ (see vicar) + -ous. (more…)

Word of the Day – Quotidian

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Quotidian (adj) kwot-id-ee-an Occurring every day. Middle English via Old French from Latin quotidianus, earlier cotidianus, from cotidie ‘daily’. (more…)

Word of the Day – Bacchanalia

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Bacchanalia (noun) bak-an-ay-lee-a 1. (historic) The Roman festival of Bacchus. 2. Drunken celebrations Late 16th century from Latin bacchanalia, neuter plural of the adjective bacchanalis (see (more…)

Word of the Day – Nitwit

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Nitwit (noun) (informal) nit-wit A silly or foolish person Early 20th century apparently from nit+ wit. (more…)

Word of the Day – Tinkle

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Tinkle (noun) tin-kl A light, clear ringing sound. (Br/Eng Informal) Urinate Late Middle English (also in the sense ‘tingle’): frequentative of obsolete tink ‘to chink or clink’, of imitative origin.…

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