That moment when I explore the origins of a pretty word and find it has a strong connection another of my favorite words of all time. So, Immolate (v.) "to sacrifice" with the alternate meaning "to sprinkle with sacrificial meal". From in- "into, in, on, upon" + mola "sacrificial meal" which originates from one of my all-time word-loves mele- to… Continue reading Immolate
Two lovely words I have recently found (they were under the couch!) Exculpatory: from ex (from, out of) and culpa (sin) - a form to explain that someone is not guilty. Pronounced (I think) ehks-CULP-a-toree.\ and menisci, plural of meniscus from the Greek for "crescent"). Also happens to be a part of your knee.