Word of the day – Benefic

Word of the Day : October 14, 2020 Benefic adjective buh-NEF-ik Definition producing good or helpful results or effects : beneficent Did you know? Benefic comes from Latin beneficus, which in turn comes from bene ("well") and facere ("to do"). The word was originally used by astrologers to refer to celestial bodies believed to have a favorable influence, and it's still used in astrological … Continue reading Word of the day – Benefic

Word of the day – Mythomania

Word of the Day : October 12, 2020 Mythomania noun mith-uh-MAY-nee-uh Definition : an excessive or abnormal propensity for lying and exaggerating Did you know? We wouldn't lie to you about the history of mythomania. It comes, via the French mythomanie, from two ancient roots: the Greek mŷthos (meaning "myth") and the Late Latin mania (meaning "insanity marked by uncontrolled emotion or excitement"). … Continue reading Word of the day – Mythomania

Word of the day – Leitmotif

Word of the Day : October 9, 2020 Leitmoif noun LYTE-moh-teef Definition 1 : a melodic phrase or figure that accompanies the reappearance of an idea, person, or situation in a music drama 2 : a dominant recurring theme Did you know? The English word leitmotif (or leitmotiv, as it is also spelled) comes from the German Leitmotiv, meaning "leading motive," and … Continue reading Word of the day – Leitmotif