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Word Nerd: Iterum

Iterum means again, anew, a second time. Iterum is a Latin word that derives from the Proto-Indo-European *i-tero-β€Ž, from the pronominal root *i-β€Ž, whence isβ€Ž. It's a new day, a new year, a new president with a new term, a fresh start all around and Iterum felt like an ideal word despite it being Latin… Continue reading Word Nerd: Iterum

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Word Nerd: Aureate

Aureate means of a golden color or brilliance. Aureate has also extended to mean marked by grandiloquent and rhetorical style. Aureate derives from the Latin aurum (gold).Β  While aureate does use Au (the chemical symbol for gold), much like auric (of, relating to, or derived from gold), aureate is used less scientifically and more in… Continue reading Word Nerd: Aureate

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Word Nerd: Knackered

Knackered is defined as very tired, exhausted or worn down. Knackered is derived from knacker (to kill or wear out). Knackered also comes from the noun knacker which meant one who made harnesses or saddles. Knackered is considered British slang that originates from 1971, though the first recorded use of knacker dates to around 1885… Continue reading Word Nerd: Knackered

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Word Nerd: Ludic

Ludic means of, relating to, or characterized by play. Ludic derives from the Latin ludus (play or sport). Ludic was coined around the 1940's by psychologists who wanted a term for what children do (you know, play). Ludic may have started off as word to describe the actions of a child, however it has quite… Continue reading Word Nerd: Ludic

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Word Nerd: Solacing

Solacing means to give comfort to, or make cheerful, in grief or misfortune. Solacing can also be used as a noun meaning a source of relief or consolation. Solacing derives from the Latin solari (to comfort), which is also the source of the English words console and consolation. Solacing has several word relations in solace,… Continue reading Word Nerd: Solacing

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Word Nerd: Gigglemug

Gigglemug is Victorian slang for a habitually smiling face. Gigglemug is derived from giggle (laughing in a silly way) and mug (face). Gigglemug is such a silly, fun, kooky Victorian slang word. I mean even seeing it or saying brings a smile to the face, thus making one a gigglemug - don't ya just love… Continue reading Word Nerd: Gigglemug