Occurring every day.
Middle English via Old French from Latin quotidianus, earlier cotidianus, from cotidie ‘daily’.
“His quotidian routine was pretty ordinary.”
Travesty (noun) trav-es-tee A false, absurd, or distorted representation of something. Mid 17th century (as an adjective in the sense ‘dressed to appear ridiculous’): from French travesti ‘disguised’, past participle…
Punditry (noun) pun-dit-ree The expression of expertise in a particular subject or field. Mid 17th century (in pundit (sense 2)): from Sanskrit paṇḍita ‘learned man’, use as noun of paṇḍita…
Appellation (noun) ap-el-ay-shun A name or title. Late Middle English via Old French from Latin appellatio(n-), from the verb appellare (see appeal). (more…)
Effrontery (noun) e-frun-ter-ee Insolent or impertinent behaviour. Late 17th century from French effronterie, based on late Latin effrons, effront- ‘shameless, barefaced’, from ex- ‘out’ + frons ‘forehead’. (more…)
Bansuri (noun) ban-soo-ree A bamboo transverse flute, popular in northern India. (more…)
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…
Temperance (noun) temp-er-uns Abstinence from alcoholic drink. Middle English from Anglo-Norman French temperaunce, from Latin temperantia ‘moderation’, from temperare ‘restrain’. (more…)
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…
Sully (verb) sul-ee Damage the purity or integrity of. Late 16th century perhaps from French souiller ‘to soil’. (more…)