a) frugal, saving
b) foul-mouthed, vulgar
d) reckless, careless
Today's Featured Word: ECSTASIATE
to go into an ecstasy, to cause to become ecstatic;
to give pleasurable excitement to ...1823 rare
from ecstasy from Middle English extasie + -ate
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1823 - see EXAMPLE below
"...then the singer may give full scope to his genius, then
"With wanton heed, and giddy cunning,
The melting voice through mazes running,"
he may extasiate* his audience, and then, if he has any power,
that power will assuredly be deeply felt."
(* see etymology)
From: The New Monthly Magazine and Literary Journal,
July to December 1823
"On the Art of Singing Songs"
• A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles,
James Murray, 1887-1933
Daily Word Quiz Answer
NICODEMICAL c) timid ...1642 obs. rare