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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 31, 2023 is: recuse rih-KYOOZ verb Recuse means “to disqualify (oneself) as judge in a particular case.” More broadly, it can also mean “to remove (oneself) from participation to avoid a conflict of interest.” // The judge decided to recuse herself from the case due to the nature of her relationship with the plaintiff's family. See the entry > Examples: “The court's profile has only increased as a new majority has moved rapidly on a range of polarizing issues. That has also increased scrutiny on the justices, the activities of their spouses, and when the court's members should recuse themselves from cases.” — Robert Barnes and Ann E. Marimow, The Boston Globe, 10 Feb. 2023 Did you know? If you ever find yourself accused of refusing to recuse yourself, look on the bright side: you may be in a legal predicament, but you've also got a great occasion to learn some etymology. Accuse and recuse not only share space in the vocabulary of the courtroom, they both ultimately trace back to the Latin word causa, meaning “legal case,” “reason,” or “cause.” The current legal use of recuse to mean “to disqualify (oneself) as a judge” didn't settle into frequent use until the 19th century. Broader application soon followed, and you can now recuse yourself from such things as debates and decisions as well as court cases.
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 30, 2023 is: golem GOH-lum noun Golem refers in Jewish folklore to an artificial humanoid being endowed with life. It can also refer to someone or something (such as a robot) resembling such a being. // She came to regard her punctilious supervisor as a golem who never had an unprogrammed thought in his life. See the entry > Examples: “There is no game like Cuphead. The passion project ... instantly set itself apart from the wide swath of 2D action games with its uncanny recreation of the 1930s cartoon aesthetic. ... There's no filler here, and every fight stands out as a memorable experience, from a bearded stone golem and his pack of evil gnomes to a train-riding cow who sees the business end of a pressure cooker only to keep on fighting.” — Russ Frushtick, Polygon.com, 30 June 2022 Did you know? The Hebrew ancestor of the word golem means “shapeless mass,” and the original mythical golems started as lumps of clay that were formed into figures and brought to life by means of a charm or a combination of letters forming a sacred word. In the Middle Ages, golems were thought to be the perfect servants; their only fault was that they were sometimes too literal or mechanical in fulfilling their masters' orders. In the 16th century, the golem was thought of as a protector of the Jews in times of persecution. But following its entrance into English, golem acquired a less friendly second sense, referring to a man-made monster that inspired many of the back-from-the-dead creations of classic horror fiction. These days, the word golem is frequently used in the gaming world for a variety of foes and beasties made of materials ranging from ice to iron to even, in one game, candy.
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 29, 2023 is: immaculate ih-MAK-yuh-lut adjective Immaculate means "spotlessly clean" or "without flaw or error." In botany and zoology, the word describes beings that have no colored spots or marks. // Despite the constant demands of school and fatherhood, Javier kept an immaculate home, tidying up whenever the opportunity arose. // Even a minor scandal has the power to tarnish an otherwise immaculate reputation. See the entry > Examples: "The cleanse on Lunar New Year's Eve is one of many customs—really, superstitions—taught to me by my late mother and father. It's part of a larger idea that everything should be immaculate, including the body and the home, which should also be tidied and, most importantly, swept out. This is done to lay a perfect groundwork for the coming year: spotless and unblemished by past trouble." — Lan Samantha Chang, Vogue, 20 Jan. 2023 Did you know? You may already use the word immaculate flawlessly, but most of us have a spottier history with its antonymous counterpart, maculate, which means "marked with spots" or "impure." Both words can be traced back to macula, a Latin noun (plural maculae or maculas) that scientists still use for spots on the skin, on the wings of insects, and on the surface of celestial objects. Maculate has not marked as many pages as immaculate, but it appears occasionally, especially as an antithesis to immaculate. The pair is used, for example, by Clive James in a 2019 column in Prospect Magazine, in reference to Emily Wilson's translation of The Odyssey: “… the story sweeps along in immaculate iambic pentameter. In only one small aspect is the immaculateness maculate.”
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 28, 2023 is: bildungsroman BIL-doonks-roh-mahn noun A bildungsroman is a novel about the moral and psychological growth of the main character. // She was thrilled to discover that the next book on the syllabus was a bildungsroman by her favorite author. See the entry > Examples: "[Brendan] Slocumb's debut novel, a musical bildungsroman nestled within a literary thriller, centers itself on the theft and ransom of a rising star's priceless violin—once a modest family heirloom until an appraisal reveals its true worth—just days before the prestigious Tchaikovsky Competition." — Miguel Salazar, The New York Times, 4 Dec. 2022 Did you know? Bildungsroman is the combination of two German nouns: Bildung, meaning "education," and Roman, meaning "novel." (Nouns in German are always capitalized.) Fittingly, a bildungsroman is a novel that deals with the formative years of the main character, and in particular, with the character's psychological development and moral education. The bildungsroman usually ends on a positive note, with the protagonist's foolish mistakes and painful disappointments over, and a life of usefulness ahead. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's late 18th-century work Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship is often cited as the classic example of a bildungsroman. Though the term is primarily applied to novels, in recent years some English speakers have begun to apply it to films that deal with a youthful character's coming-of-age.
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 27, 2023 is: disparate DISS-puh-rut adjective Disparate things are noticeably distinct in quality or character. Disparate can also describe something that contains or is made up of fundamentally different and often incongruous elements. // The proposed law has the support of a disparate collection of interest groups. See the entry > Examples: "The season finale of Andor does a brilliant job of tying together all the disparate plot threads, but there is still more story left to tell." — Jacob Siegal, BGR, 27 Nov. 2022 Did you know? If you enjoy sorting different objects into separate categories, you're well prepared to understand the origins of disparate. The word, which first appeared in English in the 16th century, comes from the Latin verb disparāre, meaning "to divide, separate off, make different." Disparāre, in turn, comes from parāre, a verb meaning "to supply, provide, make ready or prepare." Other descendants of parāre in English include both separate and prepare, as well as repair, apparatus, and even the pugnacious vituperate ("to criticize harshly and usually publicly").
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 26, 2023 is: cavalcade kav-ul-KAYD noun Cavalcade refers to a series or procession of usually related things. It can also be used specifically for a procession of riders or carriages, or vehicles or ships. // Since the high-powered console's debut late last year, video game companies have steadily unveiled a cavalcade of new games that showcase its groundbreaking graphics. See the entry > Examples: “Elton John's Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour made a detour at the White House Friday as the singer performed for a small audience that included President Joe Biden during an event billed as ‘A Night When Hope and History Rhyme.' John … performed a cavalcade of his greatest hits on the White House South Lawn, including ‘Tiny Dancer,' ‘Rocket Man,' ‘Your Song' and ‘I'm Still Standing.'” — Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone, 23 Sept. 2022 Did you know? Cavalcade is a word with deep equestrian roots, though it comes (via French and possibly Italian) from a Latin word (caballus, meaning “work horse” or “gelding”) that displaced equestrian's Latin ancestor, equus, as a neutral word for horse in Romance languages. In the 17th century, cavalcade was used specifically to refer to a procession of horseback riders or carriages, especially as part of a special occasion, whether joyous or funereal. Over time, that meaning was extended to processions of other modes of travel, including ships, vehicles, or even paraders on foot or float (as invoked by the late singer-songwriter Elliott Smith in his song “Rose Parade” with the lyric “a wink and a wave from the cavalcade”). As a cavalcade of words before and since have done, cavalcade also took on a figurative sense to refer to a series of related things, whether or not they happen to be marching (or trotting) down the road.
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 25, 2023 is: eighty-six ay-tee-SIKS verb Eighty-six is an informal word that means “to eject, dismiss, or remove someone.” It is usually used in the context of banning or refusing to serve a customer, but it can also refer to rejecting, discontinuing, or removing something in general. // The teenagers were eighty-sixed by the manager after they attempted to start a food fight in the restaurant. See the entry > Examples: “There are occasional scuffles and a dozen or so ne'er-do-wells who have been permanently eighty-sixed. But, ultimately, the Last Stop is a home away from home, a playful, nonhierarchical joint you roll into for a $3.50 pint of Bud Light and an easy conversation with the dude sitting next to you.” — Ryan Miller, Seven Days (Vermont), 23 Mar. 2022 Did you know? If you work in a restaurant or bar, you might eighty-six (or “eliminate”) a menu item when you run out of it, or you might eighty-six (or “cut off”) a customer who should no longer be served. Eighty-six is still used in this specific context, but it has also entered the general language. These days, you don't have to be a worker in a restaurant or bar to eighty-six something—you just have to have something to get rid of or discard. There are many popular but unsubstantiated theories about the origin of eighty-six. The explanation judged most probable according to Merriam-Webster's research is that the word was created as a rhyming slang word for nix, which means “to veto” or “to reject.”
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 24, 2023 is: zany ZAY-nee noun A zany is a person who acts like a buffoon to amuse others, or one who is generally foolish or eccentric. Zany also has a more specific sense that refers to a type of clown or acrobat in old comedies. // My brother's friends are an unpredictable bunch of zanies. // The production was bolstered by a talented crew of zanies. See the entry > Examples: "'Twelfth Night,' one of Shakespeare's most popular plays, is about twins, Viola and Sebastian, who are separated by a shipwreck off the coast of the island of Illyria. Each believes the other has perished. Mistaken identities predictably ensue, along with some hilarious chaos created by a group of zanies led by Sir Toby Belch, Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Countess Olivia's fool Feste and serving woman Maria, all who scheme to torment Olivia's pompous manservant Malvolio." — Jeff McKinnon, Noozhawk (Santa Barbara County, California), 19 Mar. 2022 Did you know? The oddballs among us are likely familiar with zany as an adjective, meaning "eccentric." But did you know the word originated as a noun—one that has withstood the test of time? Zanies have been theatrical buffoons since the heyday of the Italian commedia dell'arte, in which a "zanni" was a stock servant character, often an intelligent and proud valet with abundant common sense and a love of practical jokes. Zanni comes from a dialect nickname for Giovanni, the Italian form of John. The character quickly spread throughout European theater circles, inspiring such familiar characters as Pierrot and Harlequin, and by the late 1500s an anglicized version of the noun zany was introduced to English. The adjective appeared within decades, and eventually both adopted more general meanings to refer to or describe those of us who are quipsters and weirdos.
"You can't redead the dead by you saying something shit," says Cariad Lloyd of Griefcast and author of You Are Not Alone; nevertheless when you're bereaved, people still are usually so nervous to say the wrong thing that they often don't say anything at all. And especially not the word 'dead'. Maybe what we need, says council funeral officer Evie King, author of Ashes To Admin, is a "jazzy snazzy term for death, the 'bottomless brunch' of death..." Content warning: this episode is about death*. And it contains mentions of cancer and Parkinson's, and there are several category B swears and one category A swear. *But it's a pretty fun listen, it doesn't get sad. Find out more about this episode and get extra information about the topics therein at theallusionist.org/death, where there's also a transcript. Support the show at theallusionist.org/donate and as well as keeping this independent podcast going, you also get behind-the-scenes glimpses of the show, regular livestreams, the delightful Allusioverse Discord community AND you get to listen to a one-off show I made with Arnie Niekamp of Hello from the Magic Tavern where we planned our own funerals! The Allusionist's online home is theallusionist.org. Stay in touch at facebook.com/allusionistshow,instagram.com/allusionistshow, youtube.com/allusionistshow and twitter.com/allusionistshow. The Allusionist is produced by me, Helen Zaltzman. Martin Austwick provides the original music. Hear Martin's own songs via PaleBirdMusic.com. Our ad partner is Multitude. If you want me to talk beguilingly about your product or thing, sponsor an episode: contact Multitude at multitude.productions/ads. This episode is sponsored by: • Bombas, whose mission is to make the comfiest clothes ever, and match every item sold with an equal item donated. Go to bombas.com/allusionist to get 20% off your first purchase. • Squarespace, your one-stop shop for building and running a sleek website. Go to squarespace.com/allusionist for a free 2-week trial, and get 10 percent off your first purchase of a website or domain with the code allusionist. Support the show: http://patreon.com/allusionistSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 23, 2023 is: symbiosis sim-bee-OH-sis noun In the field of biology, symbiosis refers to the relationship between two different kinds of living things that live together and depend on each other. In broader, non-scientific contexts, symbiosis means “a cooperative relationship,” such as between two persons or groups. // A perfect symbiosis was at work between the café's co-owners, with Stephanie managing the day-to-day operations and Maria handling the finances. See the entry > Examples: “‘I think our little butterfly house ventures have become ever more important in reminding people of the symbiosis between nature, between insects, between humans and the whole thing,' says Stephen Fried, who's built the enclosures across Western Europe. Butterflies and other insects play a myriad of roles in our natural systems—from pollinating plants to knocking out harmful pests.” — Sara Kiley Watson, Popular Science, 1 July 2022 Did you know? Symbiosis was adopted by the scientific community in the late 1800s, coming ultimately (via German) from the Greek symbíōsis, meaning “living together, companionship.” Of course, there are a lot of ways to live together and, accordingly, several flavors of symbiosis. When a biological symbiosis between two organisms is mutually beneficial, it is termed mutualism. For example, oxpeckers are birds so named because they “peck” ticks off of infested cattle and wild mammals, a likely satisfying arrangement for both parties, and textbook mutualism. When one organism lives off another at the other's expense, however (as, for one icky instance, head lice do), it's called parasitism. If only parents of elementary school students could call upon an equivalent of oxpeckers to engage in mutualistic symbiosis when the need arose, but alas.
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In this Episode of The Tapping Solution Podcast with Alex Ortner you'll learn all about how your habitual emotional vocabulary is impacting your life. You'll discover how it is dictating your everyday experience and how you can find and change your own habitual emotional vocabulary to transform your daily experience of life. You'll also be taken through a transformational EFT Tapping process that you can use whenever you need it, to make it easier to change the emotions you experience every day.
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 22, 2023 is: obdurate AHB-duh-rut adjective Obdurate is a formal word that means “resistant to persuasion.” It is usually used to describe someone who is stubborn or not willing to change their opinion or the way they do something. // We all admire his obdurate refusal to give up on his goal despite the many challenges he faced. See the entry > Examples: “The reincarnation of the hulking pickup truck ... has been lauded by manufacturer General Motors (GM) as proof that electric vehicles (EVs) can now reach even middle America's most obdurate devotees of supersized car culture.” — Oliver Milman, The Guardian (UK), 7 Apr. 2022 Did you know? When trying to persuade someone who has an obdurate disposition, you may end up feeling rather dour about your ability to change their mind. To endure such encounters in the future, you may find that you need to be more durable and not let their mulishness get you down. Maybe you will find such situations less stressful if you can face them knowing that the words obdurate, dour, endure, and durable are etymological kissing cousins. All trace back to the Latin adjective durus, which means “hard.”
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 21, 2023 is: fawn FAWN verb To fawn over someone is to court their favor by groveling or by flattering the person. Fawn is also sometimes used of dogs to mean “to show affection.” // Still new to celebrity, the musician seemed a bit baffled by those fawning over her during her recent visit to her hometown. // I'd only been gone five minutes but the puppy fawned on me like I'd been away for hours. See the entry > Examples: “… it seems that being a tough guy who finds his soft spot in the form of a child is his [actor Pedro Pascal] thing and we are here for it. You know who else is here for it? Pedro Pascal. In true daddy fashion, he is a spectacularly good sport about constantly being fawned over in this manner …” — Jamie Kenney, Romper.com, 24 Feb. 2023 Did you know? Language lovers, rejoice! If you're the sort of person who fawns over etymology (one of the best sorts of people, in our opinion), then you'll be glad to know the story of fawn: it comes ultimately from the Old English adjective fægen or fagan, meaning “glad,” by way of Old English fagnian, meaning “to rejoice.” Hooray! But we're not finished yet, my dear. Note that this fawn is not, despite appearances, related to the noun fawn that refers to a young deer. For that we can thank the Latin noun fetus, meaning “offspring.”
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 20, 2023 is: kith KITH noun Kith is an old-fashioned term that refers to familiar friends, neighbors, or relatives. It is often used in the phrase “kith and kin,” which means “friends and relatives.” // We love inviting all of our kith and kin to family cookouts on holidays. See the entry > Examples: “The gathering of our kith and kin usually bears the promise of festive feasting. But it's the process, cooking together, that's almost better than the results. Learning and laughing across generations is surely the sweetest dish of all.” — Lynne Ireland, The Lincoln (Nebraska) Journal Star, 4 Jan. 2023 Did you know? If you'd used the word kith a thousand years ago, you might have been referring to knowledge, or to a homeland, or possibly to your neighbors and acquaintances. While those first two meanings of kith have long since fallen out of use, the word endures with a meaning very close to that “neighbors and acquaintances” one. Today kith appears almost exclusively in the phrase kith and kin, meaning “friends and relatives.” (Kin, another ancient word, can also refer independently to relatives.) Occasionally you will see kith and kin used to refer only to family members, much to the chagrin of those who despise redundancy in language. If you wish to avoid redundancy charges you'll be sure to include friends as well as family among your “kith and kin.”
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 19, 2023 is: tactile TAK-tul adjective Tactile describes something related to the sense of touch. It can also be used to describe something that is tangible, that is, perceptible by touch. // With the introduction of haptics to smartphones, receiving a call from a friend became a much more tactile experience. See the entry > Examples: “Throughout the Houston Zoo's annual October celebration, animals receive extra stimulation in the form of pumpkins. Elephants like to smash and step on the pumpkins, spokesperson Jessica Reyes says, while primates pop them open to make a snack of the seeds inside. Bears can be spotted licking the pumpkins. The tactile, sensory enrichment encourages animals to ‘be kind of curious,' providing the same kind of stimulation animals get in the wild, Reyes says.” — Allison Bagley, The Houston Chronicle, 26 Oct. 2022 Did you know? Tactile has many relatives in English, from the oft-synonymous tangible to familiar words like intact, tact, tangent, contingent, and even entire. All of these can be traced back to the Latin verb tangere, meaning “to touch.” Tactile was adopted by English speakers in the early 1600s (possibly by way of the French tactile) from the Latin adjective tactilis (“tangible”). In light of tactile having tangere for a touchstone, its dual senses of “perceptible by touch” and “of, relating to, or being the sense of touch” are perfectly sensible. Since the advent of film, television, and, ahem, touchscreens, a new sense also appears to be developing, as tactile is increasingly used to suggest that something visual is particularly evocative or suggestive of a certain texture.
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 18, 2023 is: lacuna luh-KOO-nuh noun Lacuna is a formal word that refers to a gap or blank space in something—in other words, a missing part. When used with respect to biology, lacuna also refers to a small cavity, pit, or discontinuity in an anatomical structure. // The absence of hemlock pollen from one stretch of the fossil record is a notable lacuna that suggests the tree may have once suffered from some type of blight that nearly wiped out the species. // An osteocyte is a cell that is isolated in a lacuna of bone. See the entry > Examples: “When civil war broke out in 1642, the ensuing chaos was disastrous. ... In her new novel, ‘The Manningtree Witches,' A.K. Blakemore explores the consequences of that chaos for a group of village women through the viewpoint of a narrator named Rebecca West. West, a true historical figure, was among those prosecuted in Essex. Blakemore's novel adheres to these events but fills in the lacunae in the documents.” — Lorraine Berry, The Los Angeles Times, 23 Aug. 2021 Did you know? If you find yourself drawing a blank when it comes to the definition of lacuna, it might help to imagine drawing water instead, ideally from a lake or lagoon. Lacuna, lake and lagoon all come ultimately from lacus, the Latin word for “lake.” Latin speakers modified lacus into lacuna to form a word meaning “pit,” “gap,” or “pool.” When English speakers borrowed the term in the 17th century, they used it to refer to a figurative gap in or missing portion of something, such as information or text. (Note that lacuna comes with two plural options: the Latin lacunae luh-KYOO-nee or luh-KOO-nye or the anglicized lacunas luh-KOO-nuz.) Lagoon, meanwhile, hewed closer to the Latin lacuna, referring first to a shallow sound, channel, or pond near or connected to a larger body of water, and later to a shallow artificial pool or pond.
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 17, 2023 is: Erin go bragh air-un-guh-BRAW phrase Erin go bragh is an Irish phrase that means “Ireland forever.” // The crowd proudly shouted “Erin go bragh” in celebration of their Irish heritage. See the entry > Examples: “This St. Patrick's Day, I will celebrate alone. ... I will fix a plate of corned beef and cabbage, buy a loaf of Irish soda bread and drink a mild beverage, raising a toast to family and love and to Ireland. It was not always ‘easy being green,' but it was worth it. Erin Go Bragh.” — Kathleen O'Neil, The San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Mar. 2022 Did you know? March 17th is the feast day of the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick. In the United States, it is also the day of shamrocks, leprechauns, and green beer (and green everything else). Blue was once the color traditionally associated with St. Patrick, but the color green has several links to Ireland, including its use on Ireland's flag in the form of a stripe, its symbolism of Irish nationalism and the country's religious history, and its connection to Ireland's nickname, The Emerald Isle. On St. Patrick's Day, people turn to their dictionary to look up Erin go bragh, which means “Ireland forever.” The original Irish phrase was Erin go brách (or go bráth), which translates literally as “Ireland till doomsday.” It's an expression of loyalty and devotion that first appeared in English during the late 18th-century Irish rebellion against the British.
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 16, 2023 is: heterodox HET-uh-ruh-dahks adjective A synonym of both unorthodox and unconventional, heterodox describes something, such an idea or belief, that is contrary to or different from an acknowledged standard, a traditional form, or an established religion. Heterodox can also describe a person or group that holds unorthodox opinions or doctrines. // The columnist's heterodox opinions on everything from dietary trends to the tax code made her a frequent lightning rod for criticism by the newspaper's more old-fashioned readership. See the entry > Examples: “[Ross] Perot's personality was mercurial, his leadership style authoritarian, and his views heterodox. He opposed free trade and abortion restrictions and supported gun regulation and balanced budgets. Unlocking the key to his appeal, which attracted Republicans and Democrats in roughly equal numbers, would not be easy.” — Nicole Hemmer, The Atlantic, 19 Sep. 2022 Did you know? Hot take: individuals often see other people's ideas as unconventional while regarding their own as common sense. On second thought, this take may be more on the mild side—in other words, closer to orthodox (“conventional”) insight about human nature than to heterodox (“unconventional” or “contrary”) opinion. Both orthodox and heterodox developed from the same root, the Greek doxa, meaning “opinion.” Heterodox combines doxa with heter-, a combining form meaning “other” or “different”; orthodox pairs doxa with orth-, meaning “correct” or “straight.”
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 15, 2023 is: nadir NAY-deer noun Nadir refers to the lowest or worst point of something. When used in astronomy, nadir describes the point of the celestial sphere that is directly opposite the zenith and vertically downward from the observer. // Only once the novel's protagonist reaches her nadir does she arouse the reader's empathy, and we root for her to climb back to respectability. See the entry > Examples: "Into Darkness was once voted hardcore fans' least favourite Star Trek movie, a nadir for anyone who loved the original series' more intellectual, cosmic musings. Yet it was all based on a movie that had to destroy everything that went before it, everything that fans expected from a Star Trek episode, just to keep the Enterprise from crashing down to earth for ever." — Ben Child, The Guardian (London), 24 June 2022 Did you know? Nadir is part of the galaxy of scientific words that have come to us from Arabic, a language that has made important contributions to the English lexicon especially in the fields of mathematics, astronomy, medicine, and chemistry. The source of nadir is naḍhīr, meaning "opposite"—the opposite, that is, of the zenith, the highest point of the celestial sphere which is positioned vertically above the observer. (The word zenith itself is a modification of another Arabic word that means "the way over one's head.") According to our sources, usage of nadir reached an apex in the 1980s. But worry not for the word's future: it's still flying high.
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 14, 2023 is: gallivant GAL-uh-vant verb Gallivant means “to go or travel to many different places for pleasure.” // She spent her gap year gallivanting around Europe with her best friend. See the entry > Examples: “Under normal circumstances, most of us can't drop what we're doing with zero notice, buy a last-minute airplane ticket, and just show up to gallivant across the country with someone we're attracted to, without telling anyone where we are.” — Jen Chaney, Vulture, 7 Apr. 2020 Did you know? Back in the 14th century, gallant, a noun borrowed from the French word galant, referred to a fashionable young man. By the middle of the next century, it was being used more specifically to refer to such a man who was attentive to, and had a fondness for, the company of women. In the late 17th century, this “ladies' man” sense gave rise to the verb gallant to describe the process a suitor used to win a lady's heart, and “gallanting” became synonymous with “courting.” It's this verb gallant that is the likely source of gallivant, which originally meant “to act as a gallant” or “to go about usually ostentatiously or indiscreetly with members of the opposite sex.” Today, however, gallivant is more likely to describe pleasurable wandering than romancing.
歡迎留言告訴我們你對這一集的想法： https://open.firstory.me/user/cl81kivnk00dn01wffhwxdg2s/comments Summary: 討論文章: https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4825377 For the past few months, Taiwan is struggling with it egg shortage that's now crossed over to chicken wings. Due to the culling policy of Avian Flu, chicken are being culled at an alarming rate and chicks are not grown fast enough. In this episode, Angel and I talk about what is driving the netizens in Taiwan crazy. 留言告訴麥當勞剔除的餐點裡，有那個是你最不能接受的! Comment down below! Vocabulary: 1. Remove v. 去除/拿走/剔除 Mcdonald's Taiwan removed some of their menu items. 麥當勞台灣剔除了菜單上部分品項。 2. Discontinue v. 停產/停止 Companies would discontinue their product or services when they can't turn a profit anymore. 當企業無法賺取利潤通常他們會停產或停止提供服務。 3. Urban myth n. 都市傳說 It's an urban myth that Evian mineral water would make your hair fall off. Evian礦泉水會讓你掉頭髮是個都市傳說。 更多Vocab Podcast節目: https://www.15mins.today/vocab 歡迎主題投稿/意見回覆 : firstname.lastname@example.org 商業合作/贊助來信：email@example.com Powered by Firstory Hosting
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 13, 2023 is: apotheosis uh-pah-thee-OH-sis noun Apotheosis means "the perfect form or example of something" or "the highest or best part of something." It can also mean "elevation to divine status; deification." // Some consider (however ironically) french fries to be the apotheosis of U.S. cuisine. // Their music reached its creative apotheosis in the late aughts, which is also when they won two Grammys. See the entry > Examples: "Having begun 4,000 years ago, as 'strange little rooms in modest Mesopotamian houses' storing cuneiform tablets, libraries reached their Western European apotheosis by the 18th and 19th centuries as grand paneled spaces with fireplaces, ornate ceilings, built-in shelves, hard and soft chairs (for serious and relaxed reading), plush carpets, game tables, maybe a grand piano and secret doors (through which servants discreetly entered to tend fires)." — Julie Lasky, The New York Times, 26 Dec. 2021 Did you know? Among the ancient Greeks, it was sometimes thought fitting to grant someone "god" status. Hence the word apothéōsis, from the verb apotheóō or apotheoûn, meaning "to deify." (All are rooted in Greek theós, meaning "god," which we can also thank for such religion-related terms as theology and atheism.). There's not a lot of literal apotheosizing to be had in modern English, but apotheosis is thriving in the 21st century. It can refer to the highest or best part of something, as in "the celebration reaches its apotheosis in an elaborate feast," or to a perfect example or ultimate form, as in "a movie that is the apotheosis of the sci-fi genre."
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 12, 2023 is: divulge dih-VULJ verb To divulge something, especially secret or private information, is to make it known. // Rather than divulge our list of potential names to friends and family before our baby's due date, we prefer our eventual choice to be a surprise. See the entry > Examples: “As an unrestricted free agent, [Azurá] Stevens can negotiate with any team when free agency begins in mid-January. She isn't ready to divulge what her expectations are for her future in the [WNBA] league, but she did say she will be testing the waters.” — Annie Costabile, The Chicago Sun-Times, 10 Dec. 2022 Did you know? Information divulged is typically secret, or known only to insiders, and it isn't usually shouted from the rooftops. But when divulge first entered English in the 15th century, it did so as a synonym of proclaim: divulging involved declaring or announcing something to the public, a duty of town criers from Lizard Point to Dunnet Head. The word's source is Latin vulgare, “to make known,” which traces ultimately back to the Latin noun vulgus, meaning “common people” or “mob.” While nowadays divulge can presumably involve blabbing to the rabble, the word usually implies a more careful and considered approach to sharing sensitive information.
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 11, 2023 is: scrupulous SKROO-pyuh-lus adjective Scrupulous means “very careful about doing something correctly.” It can also mean “careful about doing what is honest and morally right.” // She was always very scrupulous about her work, paying attention to every little detail. // Less scrupulous companies find ways to evade the law. See the entry > Examples: “In the Oscar-nominated film ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once,' a Chinese-American couple (played by Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan) with a failing laundromat face a tax audit, meeting a scrupulous agent (played by Jamie Lee Curtis) at an IRS office to review stacks of business receipts.” — Kate Dore, CNBC, 24 Jan. 2023 Did you know? People described as “scrupulous” might feel discomfort in anything that challenges their moral sensibilities. Such challenges might present a nagging feeling, much as a sharp pebble in a shoe might nag a walker intent on getting somewhere. And we are getting somewhere. The origin of scrupulous is founded in just such a pebble. Scrupulous and its close relative scruple (“a feeling that prevents you from doing something that you think is wrong”) both come from the Latin noun scrupulus, “a small sharp stone,” the diminutive of scrupus, “a sharp stone.” Scrupus has a metaphorical meaning too: “a source of anxiety or uneasiness.” When the adjective scrupulous entered the English language in the 15th century, it meant “principled,” as in “having moral integrity,” but it now also commonly means “painstaking” or “careful.”
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 10, 2023 is: factotum fak-TOH-tum noun A factotum is a person who has many diverse activities or responsibilities, and especially one whose work involves a wide variety of tasks. // After graduating from college, Natalia worked for several years as an office factotum. See the entry > Examples: "Francesca, one of her former students, works tirelessly as Lydia's factotum, amanuensis, and personal assistant, in the expectation of becoming her assistant conductor in Berlin." — Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 12 Oct. 2022 Did you know? "Do everything!" That's a tall order, but it is exactly what a factotum is expected to do. It's also a literal translation of the Latin phrase fac tōtum: the phrase is usually glossed as "do all!" with the punctuation expressing the force behind the command. (Fac is an imperative form of facere, "to make, do," and tōtum means "the whole, entirety.") When it first appeared in English in the mid-16th century, factotum was frequently paired with other words in such phrases as dominus/domine factotum ("lord/lady" factotum), magister factotum ("master" factotum), and Johannes factotum ("John" factotum), all approximate synonyms of the slightly younger term jack-of-all-trades. While in the past factotum could also be synonymous with meddler and busybody, the word today refers to a handy, versatile sort anyone in need of an assistant might hope for.
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 9, 2023 is: ingratiate in-GRAY-shee-ayt verb Ingratiate means “to gain favor or acceptance by deliberate effort.” It is usually used with with, and is often (though not always) used disapprovingly. // Scam artists often have an uncanny ability to ingratiate themselves with their victims using subtle flattery that only seems obvious in retrospect. // Although she was nervous to be the new girl in school, Emma quickly ingratiated herself with her classmates through her effortless charm and kind demeanor. See the entry > Examples: “Harley Quinn is … fast, hilarious, and out of control, yet surprisingly thoughtful. The show's self-awareness of the DC universe is all-encompassing, and it uses the soul of its characters, the breadth of its history, and its recognizable animated aesthetic to ingratiate itself with its fan base without ever appearing subservient to them.” — Matt Schimkowitz, AV Club, 27 July 2022 Did you know? When you ingratiate yourself, you put yourself in someone's good graces in order to gain their approval or favor. While the word ingratiate does not necessarily imply that your behavior is obsequious or otherwise improper, the word may be used disapprovingly by those who distrust your motives. The word entered English in the early 1600s from the combining of the Latin noun gratia, meaning “grace” or “favor,” with the English prefix in-. Gratia comes from the adjective gratus, meaning “pleasing, grateful.” Gratus has, over the centuries, ingratiated itself well with the English language as the ancestor of a whole host of words including gratuitous, congratulate, and grace.
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 8, 2023 is: cahoots kuh-HOOTS plural noun Cahoots is an informal word that is usually used in the phrase “in cahoots” to describe a partnership or alliance for making or implementing secret plans. // Though five years apart in age, the two siblings are often in cahoots when it comes to making mischief. See the entry > Examples: “When a mild-mannered ad man ... is mistaken for a secret agent and finds himself in the crosshairs of a dangerous spy, suspense is a given. Add a romantic entanglement with the epically gorgeous Eva Marie Saint, who might or might not be in cahoots with the spies, and you've got [director Alfred] Hitchcock at his tongue-in-cheek best.” — Amy Glynn, Paste Magazine, 16 Nov. 2022 Did you know? Cahoots is used almost exclusively in the phrase “in cahoots,” which means “in an alliance or partnership.” In most contexts, cahoots describes the conspiring activity of people up to no good. (There's also the rare expression “go cahoots,” meaning “to enter into a partnership,” as in “they went cahoots on a new restaurant.”) The word's origins are obscure, but it may come from the French word cahute, meaning “cabin” or “hut,” suggesting the notion of people hidden away working together in secret. Cahute, in turn, is a modification of the word hutte and is believed to have been influenced by cabane, another word for hut and cabin. If you're wondering about the singular cahoot (it pops up now and again), it has historically been used in the same way as the plural form but has an even more informal ring to it, as in “I reckon that varmint is in cahoot with the devil himself.”
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 7, 2023 is: laudable LAW-duh-bul adjective Laudable means "worthy of praise," and is a synonym of commendable. // Thanks to the laudable efforts of dozens of volunteers, the town's Winter Carnival was an enjoyable event for everyone. See the entry > Examples: "Empowering Black and Indigenous-owned businesses, creating pathways for Black and Indigenous homeownership, and funding scholarships for Black and Indigenous scholars are all laudable aims." — Mary Kay Harris, BostonGlobe.com, 29 Dec. 2022 Did you know? Let's have a hearty round of applause for laudable, a word that never fails to celebrate the positive. Laudable comes ultimately from Latin laud- or laus, meaning "praise," as does laudatory. However, the two differ in meaning, and usage commentators warn against using them interchangeably. Laudable means "deserving praise" or "praiseworthy," as in "laudable efforts to help the disadvantaged." Laudatory means "giving praise" or "expressing praise," as in "a laudatory book review." People occasionally use laudatory in place of laudable, but this use is not considered standard.
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 6, 2023 is: vindicate VIN-duh-kayt verb Vindicate means “to show that someone is not guilty.” It can also mean “to show that someone or something that has been criticized or doubted is correct, true, or reasonable.” // In light of the new evidence, we believe that our client will be completely vindicated. // Recent volcanic activity on Jupiter's moon Io vindicates astronomers' theories about the geologic makeup of that celestial body. See the entry > Examples: “Describing Webb Pierce's ‘There Stands the Glass' (1953), [Bob] Dylan extrapolates the sad song into something remorselessly bleak: The song's narrator ‘must justify and vindicate his entire being, he's been betrayed by politicians back home, forsaken and double crossed.'” — Elizabeth Nelson, The Washington Post, 31 Oct. 2022 Did you know? It's hard not to marvel at the rich history of vindicate. Vindicate, which has been used in English since at least the mid-16th century, comes from a form of the Latin verb vindicare, meaning “to set free, avenge, or lay claim to.” Vindicare, in turn, comes from vindex, a noun meaning “claimant” or “avenger.” Truly, vindex has proven to be an incredible hulk of a word progenitor over the centuries. Other descendants of this “avenger” assembled in English include avenge itself, revenge, vengeance, vendetta, and vindictive.
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 5, 2023 is: repartee rep-er-TEE noun Repartee can refer to either “a conversation in which clever statements and replies are made quickly” or a single “quick and witty reply.” It can also refer to one's cleverness and wit in conversation, as in “an aunt widely known for her repartee at family gatherings.” // The twins' repartee at the back of the class always cracked up their classmates, though their teacher was rarely amused. See the entry > Examples: “The language of the play moves between the vernacular and the elevated, informed by the repartee of TV sitcoms as well as by the poetry of William Blake.” — Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker, 19 June 2022 Did you know? Dorothy Parker was known for her repartee. Upon hearing that former president Calvin Coolidge had died, the poet, short-story writer, screenwriter, and critic—famous for her acerbic wit—replied, “How can they tell?” The taciturn Coolidge, aka “Silent Cal,” obviously didn't have a reputation for being the life of the party, but he could be counted on for the occasional bon mot, as when a Washington, D.C., hostess told him, “You must talk to me, Mr. President. I made a bet today that I could get more than two words out of you,” and he replied, “You lose.” Repartee, our word for a quick, sharp reply (and for skill with such replies) comes from the French repartie, of the same meaning. Repartie itself is formed from the French verb repartir, meaning “to retort.”
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