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Word of the day is ‘mulligrubs’ (16th century): a state of despondency or sense of doom.

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My word for the day is:- zugzwang

A term from chess where any legal move will worsen your position, colloquially every choice available is a bad move.

Stephen

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Word of the day is ‘recrudescence’ (17th century): the return of something unpleasant after a period of relief.

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Word of the day is ‘quafftide’(16th century): a one-word announcement that it’s time for a drink.

Stephen

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"Word of the day is ‘recrudescence’ (17th century): the return of something unpleasant after a period of relief."

It's used in medicine, both in the general sense and also with a specific meaning in some contagious diseases:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recrudescence

Jonathan

PS: I'm currently teaching first year clinical medical students. I ask them to read the jargon out loud and explain the etymology. And we explicitly discuss words which may not mean the same to the practitioner and the patient...

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quafftide

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Word of the day is ‘degrowth’ (1970s): reducing economic levels of production and consumption in order to save resource.

Stephen

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