invigilate

Pronounced: in-VIH-juh-late, verb

Notes: I thought maybe it was related to vigilante (but no)


Yesterday’s word

The word orexigenic means “stimulating the appetite”

Background / Comments

The word comes from Greek: orexis (longing) and -genic (producing). This seems like a handy word to know.

First usage

This word isn’t that old; it showed up in the early 1900s

Published by Richard

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

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