Category: Word of the Day
ses kwih pə deI li ən
1: inclined to use long words.
2: of words and expressions, having many syllables.
a word with many syllables.
The word sesquipedalian contains the following part:
ped1, pedi, -pede –Latin root that means foot, feet
suh rə giht [or] suh rə geIt
1. one that acts in another’s place, esp. in an official capacity; substitute.
2. a judge, in some states in the United States, who presides over the settlement of wills and estates
acting as, or considered to be, a substitute or replacement.
His aunt acted as a surrogate parent while his mother was spending time in jail.
transitive verb (suh rə geIt)
to appoint as a substitute, replacement, or deputy.
1: stubbornly opposed to what is expected or requested of one, or marked by or inclined toward such an attitude.
Knowing how perverse he can be, I’m not surprised he refused to wear a tie to the funeral.
She seems to take perverse pleasure in disappointing her parents.
2: stubbornly directed toward wickedness or evil; corrupt or sinful.
The leader treated his people with perverse cruelty.
3: irritable or peevish.
He didn’t sleep well last night, so he’s liable to be perverse this morning.
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klok ənd dae gər
definition: involving espionage, esp. viewed as being overly dramatic.
The office had a cloak-and-dagger atmosphere.
an integral or necessary part of something.
“Suffering is part and parcel of extensive intelligence and a feeling heart.” Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment