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Word of the Day – Thraldom

By May 28, 2021Word of the Day

Thraldom (noun)

thrawl-dum

The state of being in someone’s power.

Example sentences

“Finally liberated from months of thraldom.”

Word of the Day – Volar

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Volar (adj) voh-ler Of or relating to the palm of the hand or the sole of the foot. / pertaining to or used for flight. 1805–15; From Latin vol (…

Word of the Day – Asterism

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Asterism (noun) as-ter-izm (astrology) A group of stars./ A constellation. 1590–1600; Greek asterism ( ós ) a marking with stars. See asterisk, -ism (more…)

Word of the Day – Parsimonious

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Parsimonious (adj) par-sim-oh-nee-us Unwilling to spend money, or use resources. Overly frugal. First recorded in 1590–1600 and from parsimon(y),”extreme frugality” + -ious, adjective-forming suffix. Often used metaphorically for a wide…

Word of the Day – Trope

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Trope (noun) trohp any literary or rhetorical device, as metaphor, metonymy, synecdoche, and irony, that consists in the use of words in other than their literal sense. First recorded in…

Word of the Day – Sibylline

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Sibylline (adj) sib-il-een mysterious; cryptic First recorded in 1570–80. From Latin Sibyllīnus, “pertaining to a sibyl.” (more…)

Word of the Day – Plouk

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Plouk (noun) plwk A pimple. C15, unknown origin. (more…)

Word of the Day – Estival

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Estival/Aestival (adj) est-i-val Pertaining or relating to summer. First recorded in Middle English between 1350–1400. From Late Latin aestīvālis, equivalent to Latin aestīv(us), “of or relating to summer”. (more…)

Word of the Day – Assassination

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Assassination (noun) as-as-in-ay-shun the premeditated act of killing someone suddenly or secretively, especially a prominent person. First recorded in 1590–1600. To be killed by an assassin. (more…)

Word of the Day – Brindle

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Brindle (noun/adj) brin-dl (noun) A brownish or tawny colour of animal fur, with streaks of other colour. (adj)brownish or tawny with streaks of other colour. 1670–80; alteration of brinded, with…

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