infra dig

Pronounced: IN-fruh-DIG, adj

Notes: This is a phrase I’ve not run across before

Yesterday’s word

The word adonize means “to make more attractive; to spruce up”

First usage

This came into English in the early 1600s

Background / Comments

I’ve heard of Adonis – a beautiful youth in Greek mythology, and I know that ‘adonis’ is used to describe a very good-looking man, but I didn’t recognize this verb form of the word. After I read about our word, I felt a bit foolish for not recognizing it.

Published by Richard

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

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