Pronounced: tenebrific, adj

Notes: I saw nothing at all familiar in this word to give me a clue to its meaning

Yesterday’s word

The word licit means “legal or legitimate”

First usage

Our word came into English in the late 1400s

Background / Comments

As I noted yesterday, I assume most people realized that our word is the positive side of ‘illicit’ – but I didn’t know that the word licit existed. It’s odd that illicit should be so common and licit so rarely used. Our word comes from the Latin word licere (to be allowed).

Published by Richard

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

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