precipitate

Pronounced: prih-SIH-puh-tuht, adj

Notes: I pretty much know this word, but I found the background interesting (come back tomorrow!)


Yesterday’s word

The word adulatory means “praising or admiring slavishly”

First usage

This word came into English in the late 1500s

Background / Comments

I am familiar with the word adulation, which is a form of our word, so it wasn’t hard to guess the meaning. As I mentioned yesterday, one interesting note about our word is that the letters can be rearranged to form “laudatory”, which describes (defines) adulatory. The word comes from Latin adulari (to flatter; to fawn upon, like a dog wagging its tail).

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