Word of the Day – Ostensibly

By September 5, 2019 Word of the Day

Ostensibly (adverb)


As appears or is stated to be true, though not necessarily so; apparently.

Example sentences

“The secretary resigned, ostensibly from ill health.”

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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