Daily Word Quiz
a) talking loudly
b) modest, chaste in habits
c) absorbed in meditation; pensive, thoughtful
d) drug intoxicated
Today's Featured Word: CLEMENTIOUS
mild and humane in the exercise of power or authority; merciful, lenient, kindly towards those in one's power ...1632 obs.
from Latin clementia mercy, clemency + -ous
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1632 - see EXAMPLE below
"...and the clementious Ile-ruling Lady of Trapundy in Sicilia..."
From: The Totall Discourse, of the Rare Adventures,
and Painefull Peregrinations of Long Nineteene Yeares Travailes...
By: William Lithgow, 1632
Daily Word Quiz Answer
MEDITABUND c) absorbed in meditation; pensive, thoughtful
...1681 obs. rare