Words on Wednesday: Presenting Dictionary.com’s Word of the Day

Words on Wednesday

From Dictionary.com‘s Word of the Day feature:

quidnunc, noun [KWID-nunhgk]: a person who is eager to know the latest news or gossip; a gossip or busybody.

oxter, noun [OK-ster], Scot. or North England: the armpit.

clepe, verb [kleep]: Archaic: to call; name (now chiefly in the past participle as ycleped or yclept.

entelechy, noun [en-TEL-uh-kee]:  1. a realization or actuality as opposed to a potentiality. 2. (in vitalist philosophy) a vital host or agent directing growth and life.

saxicoline, adjective [sak-SIK-uh-lin]: living or growing among rocks.

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Did you come across any unusual or curious words in your reading or otherwise the past few days or weeks? Share below, if you will. Love adding to the vocabulary!


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