Word of the Day: Recumbentibus (noun)

By March 3, 2015Word of the Day

Recumbentibus (noun)


This word stems from the word ‘recumbent’ which is used to suggest someone who is laying down, leaning or resting.

(1) A knock-out punch – either verbal of physical

It’s a word that I felt very fitting for the launch of For Reading Addicts, one that is defined as meaning ‘a knock-out punch or blow’. This can be either physical or verbal but more often than not refers to a verbal tirade.

Example sentence using the Word of the Day:

“As she screamed and shouted a torrent of obscentities at me, her parting words were certainly recumbentibus for my wounded ego.”

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