Happy fun Sunday ๐ŸŽ‰ WOTD: ๐Ÿ“š Word of the Day: Magnum Opus | Merriam-Webster

a great work or achievement You may recognize magnum (meaning ‘great’) as a Latin word that shows up in altered forms in several English words, and perhaps you can also come up with a few words that
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WOTD: ๐Ÿ“š Be merry all๐Ÿ“š Word of the Day: Blithesome | Merriam-Webster

with lightheartedness or unconcern Blithe had been bounding about in the language for six centuries before English speakers attached a -some to its tail to make blithesome. Poet Robert Greene appears
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WOTD: ๐Ÿ“š I like verbs ๐Ÿ“š Word of the Day: Exhilarate | Merriam-Webster

to enliven, elate, refresh, or stimulate Many people find exhilarate a difficult word to spell. It’s easy to forget that silent ‘h’ in there, and is it an ‘er’ or ‘ar’ after the ‘l’? It may be easier
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WOTD: ๐Ÿ“š This word can be pronounced either way? The โ€˜gโ€™ like โ€˜joโ€™? Patato/ potato? ๐Ÿ“š -archipelago – Dictionary by Merriam-Webster

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WOTD: ๐Ÿ“š Word of the Day: Discomfit | Merriam-Webster

to thwart or disconcert Disconcerted by discomfit and discomfort? While the two look similar and share some semantic territory, they’re etymologically unrelated. Unlike discomfort, discomfit has no
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WOTD: ๐Ÿ“š This little verb says a whole lot! ๐Ÿ“š Word of the Day: Foist | Merriam-Webster

to force another to accept (something) An early sense of the word foist, now obsolete, referred to palming a phony die and secretly introducing it into a game at an opportune time. The action involved
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WOTD: ๐Ÿ“š Word of the Day: Alacrity | Merriam-Webster

promptness in response ‘I have not that alacrity of spirit / Nor cheer of mind that I was wont to have,’ says William Shakespeare’s King Richard III in the play that bears his name. Alacrity derives
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WOTD: ๐Ÿ“š Hereโ€™s a fun word to say! ๐Ÿ“š Word of the Day: Sesquipedalian | Merriam-Webster

having many syllables or using long words Horace, the ancient Roman poet known for his satire, was merely being gently ironic when he cautioned young poets against using sesquipedalia verbaโ€”’words a
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WOTD: ๐Ÿ“š Word of the Day: Jurisprudence | Merriam-Webster

the science of law or a system of law ‘For a farewell to our jurisprudent, I wish unto him the gladsome light of jurisprudenceโ€ฆ.’ With this valedictory to English jurist Sir Thomas Littleton, another
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WOTD: ๐Ÿ“š This next Word of the Day is also fitting for what is around the corner ๐Ÿ“š ๐ŸŒฑEquinox – Merriam-Webster

time when day and night are equal length Equinox descends from aequus, the Latin word for ‘equal’ or ‘even,’ and nox, the Latin word for ‘night’โ€”a fitting history for a word that describes days of the
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