mithridatize

Pronounced: MYTH-rih-day-tize, verb

Notes: I’m surprised, given my enjoyment of mysteries, that I haven’t run across this word


Yesterday’s word

The word scabrous means

  • full or problems or difficulty
  • indecent, risqué, or scandalous
First usage

This word came into English in the late 1500s

Background / Comments

I thought that this word might somehow be related to scabs… maybe describing someone who had a lot of scabs. As you can see, that’s not right. The word comes from the Latin word scaber (rough).

Published by Richard

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

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