captious

Pronounced: CAP-shuhs, adj

Notes: The word looks like it is related to ‘caption’ (but it isn’t)


Yesterday’s word

The word fuliginous means “sooty; dusky; obscure”

First usage

The word came into English in the mid-1500s

Background / Comments

I don’t think I’ve run across this word, but it seems to be a good word to use. It comes from Latin fuligo (soot).


Rejected word

The word cloying came up, but I know it – it means distasteful by reason of excess, or something excessively sweet or sentimental. While some people enjoy It’s A Wonderful Life, others pronounce it a cloying.

Published by Richard

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

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