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aftermath

Origin of the word The word aftermath is from the Old English ‘æfter’ meaning...

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thanksgiving

Origin of the word The word thanksgiving dates back to the 1530s and is formed by combining the...


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embed

Origin of the word The word embed is a combination of the Old English prefix ’em-‘...

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endanger

Origin of the word The verb endanger dates back to the 1400s. It originated from the Old French...

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chore

Origin of the word The word chore is a variant of the Middle English word ‘chare’...

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fulcrum

Origin of the word The word fulcrum is Latin for ‘bedpost’ and comes from the verb...

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pulverize

Origin of the word The word pulverize comes from the Latin word ‘pulvis’ meaning...

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kindness

Origin of the word Kindness comes from the Old English word ‘kyndnes’ meaning...

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odious

Origin of the word The word odious first appeared in Middle English sometime in the late 14th...

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effect

Origin of the word The Latin verb ‘efficere’ meaning ‘to achieve, accomplish or work out’ produced...