pavonine

Pronounced: PAV-uh-nine (alt: PAV-uh-nihn), adj

Notes: I didn’t know this word, and I don’t think I’ve run across it


Yesterday’s word

The word compunctious means “feeling remorse or guilt”

First usage

Our word came into English in the early 1600s

Background / Comments

Our word comes from the Latin word compungere (to prick hard), comprised of com- (an intensifier) with pungere (to prick).

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

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