Word of the Day – Mannerism

By January 23, 2020 Word of the Day

Mannerism (noun)

man-ur-iz-m

A habitual gesture or way of speaking or behaving.

Example sentences

“The problem when actors play real people is that they have to study all their mannerisms and speech first.”

Word of the Day – Clemency

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Clemency (noun) klem-en-see Mercy; lenience. Late Middle English from Latin clementia, from clemens, clement- ‘clement’. (more…)

Word of the Day – Appal

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Appal (US Appall) (verb) a-pawl Greatly dismay or horrify. Middle English from Old French apalir ‘grow pale’, from a- (from Latin ad ‘to, at’) + palir ‘to pale’. The original…

Word of the Day – Inclement

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Inclement (adj) in-klem-ent (of the weather) unpleasantly cold or wet. Early 17th century from French inclément or Latin inclement-, from in- ‘not’ + clement- ‘clement’. (more…)

Word of the Day – Proclivity

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Proclivity (noun) prok-liv-it-ee A tendency to choose or do something regularly; an inclination or predisposition towards a particular thing. Late 16th century from Latin proclivitas, from proclivis ‘inclined’, from pro-…

Word of the Day – Bresaola

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Bresaola (noun) bres-ow-la An Italian dish of raw beef cured by salting and air-drying, typically served in slices with an olive oil, lemon juice, and pepper dressing. From Italian (more…)

Word of the Day – Decrepitude

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Decrepitude (noun) dee-krep-i-tood The state of being decrepit (more…)

Word of the Day – Impolitic

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Impolitic (adj) im-pol-it-ik Failing to possess or display prudence; unwise. (more…)

Word of the Day – Uncial

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Uncial (adj/noun) un-see-al Of or written in a majuscule script with rounded unjoined letters which is found in European manuscripts of the 4th–8th centuries and from which modern capital letters…

Word of the Day – Stupefy

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Stupefy (verb) stoo-pe-fi Make (someone) unable to think or feel properly. Astonish or shock Late Middle English from French stupéfier, from Latin stupefacere, from stupere ‘be struck senseless’. (more…)

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