It has been a while since I’ve written a WoTD post, but I’m going to try to keep at it from now on. The first I think I’ve heard of the word ‘chimera’ was in a Harry Potter book, many of us know it as a mythical creature but I wasn’t aware of its second meaning.
- (in Greek mythology) a female monster with a lion’s head, a goat’s body and a snake’s tail.
- an unrealistic hope or dream.
Source: Compact Oxford Dictionary & Thesaurus
Today’s word is:
– a guide who gives information about antiques and places of interest to sightseers.
<ORIGIN> early 18th cent.: from Italian, from Latin Cicero, Ciceron apparently alluding humorously to his eloquence or learning.
Source: The New Oxford American Dictionary
The word of the day, or more like word of the night(I’m terribly late today), is: Clandestine – adj. kept secret or done secretively, especially because illicit: she deserved better than these clandestine meeting. <ORIGIN>mid 16th cent.: from French clandestin or Latin clandestinus, from ‘secretly’. Source: The New Oxford American Dictionary