Daily Word Quiz
a) vivacious, full of life, energetic
b) remarkable, extraordinary
c) fit to be boasted about
d) capable of being duped, gullible
Today's Featured Word
the act of lashing out; a sudden, quick outward stroke ...1876
1. to squander, to be extravagant or prodigal ...1611 obs.
2. to strike out violently ...1614 obs.
3. to exaggerate ...1620 obs.
from out- + lash (vb.) to strike or beat
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1611 - A French and English Dictionary
By: M. Randle Cotgrave
Bobancer, to riot, squander, waste, outlash
"...Against his new bank; and with Waighty Waves
Waighty and strong, bears down at last the Bay.
And for a time out-lashing every-way.
Tears over-turns, and undermines, much worse
Then when hee freely hath his native Course."
From: Bethulia's Rescue
By: Josuah Sylvester, 1614
Daily Word Quiz Answer
d) capable of being duped, gullible ...1669 obs. rare