Vocabulary!!!

Words of the Week

 

SUBRIDENT

Subrident – adjective

1.) Characterized by a smile

2.) Accompanied with smiles

3.) Smiling

 

 

Now, I’m not usually into old words that I feel are just sort of dated references? Things that were at one point topical, pop-culture references.

But… I really love this one.

It’s based off of a work by Lord Byron, about a Ukranian noble named  Ivan Mazepa. In Byron’s poem, Mazepa is tied naked to a wild horse that is then set loose.

 

MAZEPPA

Mazeppa – Noun

A person likened in some way to Mazeppa, esp. in being the unwilling rider of a wild horse.

 

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