nugatory

Pronounced: NOO-guh-tawr-ee (alternative #1: NOO-guh-TORE-ee) (alternate #2: nyoo-)

Notes: Kind of an excess of riches in ways to pronounce this word


Yesterday’s word

The word desacralize means “to deprive of hallowed status”

First usage

A more recent term; it came into English in the 1910s

Background / Comments

I should have been able to figure out this word by noting the “sacr” in the word, and matching it to “sacred”… the rest would have fallen into place. This word comes from the Latin word de- (away from) and sacer (sacred).

Published by Richard

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

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