alembic

Pronounced: uh-LEM-bick, noun

Notes: I don’t think I’ve run across this word


Yesterday’s word

The word gloze means “to explain away something; to extenuate or make seem less serious; to gloss over”

First usage

This word goes way back to the mid- to late 1200s

Background / Comments

The word came from Middle English, and into Middle English from the Old French word gloser and into Old French from the Medieval Latin word glossāre.

Published by Richard

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

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