Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Senectitude
 
Definition: (noun)
 
1) the last stage of life; old age.
 
Etymology:
 
1790-1800; < Latin senect (ūs) old age (equivalent to senec-, extracted as stem from senex (genitive senis) old man + -tūs abstract noun suffix) + -i- + -tude, on model of plenitude, rectitude, etc.

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Word of the Day: Brahmin
 
Definition: (noun)
 
1) A member of the upper class, having wealth, social status, and political power.
 
Etymology:
 
From Sanskrit brahmin, a member of the priestly class, the highest of the four classes, from Brahma, the creator of the universe in Hinduism. Earliest documented use: 1481.

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Word of the Day: Avenoir
 
Definition: (noun)
 
1) he desire that memory could flow backward. We take it for granted that life moves forward. But you move as a rower moves, facing backwards: you can see where you’ve been, but not where you’re going. And your boat is steered by a younger version of you. It’s hard not to wonder what life would be like facing the other way…

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Word of the Day: Astrobleme
 
Definition: (noun)
 
1) an erosional scar on the earth’s surface, produced by the impact of a cosmic body, as a meteorite or asteroid.
 
Etymology: 1965-70; < astro- + -bleme (< Greek blêma shot, wound)

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Word of the Day: Monorchid
 
Definition: (noun, adj)
 
1) A person or animal having only one testicle.
2) (of a person or animal) having only one testicle.
 
Etymology:
 
Early 19th century: from modern Latin monorchis, monorchid-, from Greek monos single + orkhis testicle.
 
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