Pronounced: PLUN-der-bund, noun

Notes: Some people may be able to make a good guess at this word

Yesterday’s word

The word invigilate means “to keep watch : supervise, monitor”

Background / Comments

This word has a Latin root : vigilare (to stay awake); the same root gave us vigilant. Oddly enough, another descendant is reveille. I wonder what kind of work environment we would have if “supervisors” were referred to as “invigilators”? I don’t know if that’s even a valid word, but it sounds like a fun alternative.

First usage

This word goes way back; it came into English in the mid-1500s

Published by Richard

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

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