vicissitude

Pronounced: vih-SIS-ih-tood (alt -tyood), noun

Notes: I had the wrong meaning for this word


Yesterday’s word

The word pernoctate means

  • to stay up all night
  • to pass the night somewhere
First usage

This word came into English in the early 1600s

Background / Comments

What a great word! This is another one I hope to remember and sprinkle into conversation. Our word comes from the Latin word pernoctare (to spend the night). The Latin word is composed of per- (through) and nox (night).

Published by Richard

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

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