adolesce

Pronounced: ad-uh-LESS, verb

Notes: You may be able to guess the meaning, but I didn’t know this word


Yesterday’s word

The word adret means “the side of a mountain that receives direct sunlight”

First usage

The word came into English in the 1930s

Background / Comments

I don’t do much mountain climbing (okay, none at all), so that may be why I haven’t heard this word. It seems kind of a technical word. The word came from French, which came from the Provençal word adreit, which came from old Provençal word adreg/adret (good; suitable – as in the side of the mountain suitable for vineyards).

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

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