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Word of the Day – Cacoethes

By May 10, 2016Word of the Day

Cacoethes (noun)


The urge to do something ill-advised

I suffer with this one quite often I fear. What a wonderful rare word. From the Greek kakos – bad, ethos – disposition.

Example sentences

“Sadly the two brothers had a cacoethes for creating mayhem wherever they went.”

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