Daily Word Quiz
a) a lie, an exaggeration
b) a black eye
c) an easy task or assignment
d) a stupid person
Today's Featured Word: AUTOCIDE
a self-destroyer; a person who commits suicide ...1635 obs. rare
from auto- self + Latin -cida slayer
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1635 - see EXAMPLE below
"... For as Saint Augustine reason well against such Autocides
and selfe murtherers, it is rather a token of pusillanimity..."
From: Varieties: or, A Surveigh of Rare and Excellent Matters
Necessary and Delectable for All Sorts of Persons.
By: David Person, 1635
Daily Word Quiz Answer
GOCKIE d) a stupid person ...19C Scot.