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spontaneous!

This is the word that got me started…dictionary writers are humorous. Word Origin and History for spontaneous adj. 1650s, from Late Latin spontaneus “willing, of one’s free will,” from Latin (sua) sponte “of one’s own accord, willingly;” of unknown origin. Related:

spontaneous!

This is the word that got me started…dictionary writers are humorous. Word Origin and History for spontaneous adj. 1650s, from Late Latin spontaneus “willing, of one’s free will,” from Latin (sua) sponte “of one’s own accord, willingly;” of unknown origin. Related:

Physic

noun 1. a medicine that purges; cathartic; laxative. 2. any medicine; a drug or medicament. 3. Archaic. the medical art or profession. 4. Obsolete, natural science. verb (used with object), physicked, physicking. 5. to treat with or act upon as a physic or medicine. 6. to

Physic

noun 1. a medicine that purges; cathartic; laxative. 2. any medicine; a drug or medicament. 3. Archaic. the medical art or profession. 4. Obsolete, natural science. verb (used with object), physicked, physicking. 5. to treat with or act upon as a physic or medicine. 6. to

Etymology of the word “whore”

…because it’s interesting. This entry, like my other word entries, is taken from dictionary.com, and the link is below. Word Origin and History for whore n. Old English hore “prostitute, harlot,” from Proto-Germanic *khoraz (fem. *khoron-) “one who desires” (cf.

Etymology of the word “whore”

…because it’s interesting. This entry, like my other word entries, is taken from dictionary.com, and the link is below. Word Origin and History for whore n. Old English hore “prostitute, harlot,” from Proto-Germanic *khoraz (fem. *khoron-) “one who desires” (cf.

“humorous blend…”>>love the dictionary’s sense of humor

futilitarian Word Origin adjective 1.believing that human hopes are vain, and human strivings unjustified. noun 2.a person who holds this belief. humorous blend of futile and utilitarian

“humorous blend…”>>love the dictionary’s sense of humor

futilitarian Word Origin adjective 1.believing that human hopes are vain, and human strivings unjustified. noun 2.a person who holds this belief. humorous blend of futile and utilitarian

“Bulk” and “Bulge” Pronunciations

Pronunciation note Bulk and bulge most often are pronounced with the vowel [uh] of buck. In South Midland and Southern U.S. the [oo] of book and bull commonly occurs among all speakers. Standard British speech has only [uh]. Both types

“Bulk” and “Bulge” Pronunciations

Pronunciation note Bulk and bulge most often are pronounced with the vowel [uh] of buck. In South Midland and Southern U.S. the [oo] of book and bull commonly occurs among all speakers. Standard British speech has only [uh]. Both types

“day” = “burn”

Word Origin and History for day n. Old English dæg “day,” also “lifetime,” from Proto-Germanic *dagaz (cf. Old Saxon, Middle Dutch, Dutch dag, Old Frisian dei, Old High German tag, German Tag, Old Norse dagr, Gothic dags), from PIE *dhegh-.

“day” = “burn”

Word Origin and History for day n. Old English dæg “day,” also “lifetime,” from Proto-Germanic *dagaz (cf. Old Saxon, Middle Dutch, Dutch dag, Old Frisian dei, Old High German tag, German Tag, Old Norse dagr, Gothic dags), from PIE *dhegh-.

Sidereal

consider: con = with, sider = star-group, sky

Sidereal

consider: con = with, sider = star-group, sky