divaricate

Pronounced: die-VAR-uh-kate (verb), die-VAR-uh-kit (adj)

Notes: An odd word that changes pronunciation (but not spelling) depending upon the part of speech


Yesterday’s word

The word fulgent means “dazzlingly bright: radiant”

Background

This word comes from the Latin word fulgēre (to shine). It is related to the Latin flagrare (to burn).

First usage

This word dates back to the 1400s

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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