Word of the day is ‘mulligrubs’ (16th century): a state of despondency or sense of doom.
Democratic dissent is not disloyalty, it is a positive civic duty
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.
Word of the day is ‘recrudescence’ (17th century): the return of something unpleasant after a period of relief.
Word of the day is ‘quafftide’(16th century): a one-word announcement that it’s time for a drink.
"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:
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...
Word of the day is ‘degrowth’ (1970s): reducing economic levels of production and consumption in order to save resource.