Pronounced: rah-luhn-TAHN-doe, adj/adv

Notes: This is a word that I knew, but didn’t know that I knew

Yesterday’s word

The word veracious means “truthful; honest; accurate”

First usage

Our word came into English in the late 1600s

Background / Comments

As I noted, our word is pretty close in pronunciation to voracious; we tend to be a bit lazy in our pronunciation in that we often don’t speak or hear the difference between ‘vor’ and ‘ver’. Our word came from the Latin word verus (true).

Published by Richard

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

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