Daily Word Quiz
a) to defeat comprehensively
b) to leave quickly, to run off
c) to cajole, to wheedle
d) to reject, to snub
Today's Featured Word
compunction, remorse ...1717 obs. rare
from pres. pple. of Latin remordere to vex, to disturb
from re- + mordere to bite, sting, attack, etc.
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1717 - see EXAMPLE below
"...that remordency of Conscience, that extremity of grief,
they feel within themselves."
From: Eighteen Sermons on Practical Subjects
By: John Killingbeck, 1717
Daily Word Quiz Answer
c) to cajole, to wheedle ...1688 obs. exc. Eng. dial.