Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Hypozeuxis
 
Pronunciation: /hahy-puh-zook-sis/
 
Definition: (noun)
 
1) Rhetoric. the use of a series of parallel clauses, each of which has a subject and predicate, as in “I came, I saw, I conquered.”
 
Etymology: 1580-90; < Late Latin < Late Greek, equivalent to Greek hypozeug(nýnai) to put under the yoke ( hypo- hypo- + zeugnýnai to yoke, derivative of zeûgos yoke1) + -sis -sis

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Equivoque
 
Pronunciation: /ˈekwəvōk,ˈēkwəˌvōk/
 
Definition: (noun)
 
1) an equivocal term; an ambiguous expression.
2) a play on words; pun.
3) double meaning; ambiguity.
 
Etymology: Equivoque entered English in the late 1300s, and was originally spelled equivoc. It derives from the Late Latin term aequivocus meaning “ambiguous.”