characterized by remission or decrease.
producing or granting pardon or remission.
Why Is “Dog” One of the Great Mysteries of the English Language?
Behind the simplest words one can often find the most compelling questions. Take for example, “dog.” Canis familiaris, also known as “dog,” is essentially a domesticated wolf. The dog is a member of the Canidae family, like the jackal and the fox. The history of dog About seven centuries ago, the word “hound,” which came from the Old English hund, was the word for all domestic …
Of Hashtags and Hate-watching
2013 has certainly been a big year for the hashtag. While hashtags were beginning to spread beyond the context of their original Twitter use last year, this year has seen other websites such as Facebook adopt the hashtag as a social-media tool. In January 2013, hashtag was elevated to the 2012 Word of the Year by the American Dialect Society (ADS), signaling its welcome into the English lexicon. …
Origin of remissive
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