Consentient [kən-SEN-shənt]

Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Latin, 17th century

1. Of the same opinion in a matter; in agreement.

Examples of consentient in a sentence

“We pitched the idea of a new hedge to our neighbors, and they were consentient.”

“All passengers on the boat were consentient, so we decided to stop first at the barrier island before sailing to our final destination.”


Apollonian [ap-ə-LOH-nee-ən]

Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Greek, 17th century

1. (Greek mythology) Relating to the god Apollo.
2. Relating to the rational, ordered, and self-disciplined aspects of human nature.

Examples of apollonian in a sentence

“Our roommate Brad had Apollonian tendencies toward keeping our house well ordered and harmonious.”

“Former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau, father of Canada’s current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, was known for his Apollonian slogan, “Reason over passion.””


Hillock [HIL-ək]

Part of speech: noun
Origin: Middle English, 14th century

1. A small hill or mound.

Examples of hillock in a sentence

“As we drew closer to it, what first appeared to be a minor hillock revealed itself to be a far more significant peak.”

“Our farmland includes a hillock that’s always popular with our goats, who like to find the highest point to view their surroundings.”

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Ruthful [ROOTH-fəl]

Part of speech: adjective
Origin: English, 13th century

1. Full of sorrow; sorrowful; woeful; rueful.
2. Full of ruth or pity; merciful; compassionate.

Examples of ruthful in a sentence

“Even though our Great Dane is a pampered creature, my husband always gets ruthful when the dog whines at not being allowed to sleep in our bed.”

“My grandfather was a ruthful man who took great pride in helping neighbors during their times of need.”


Nidification [NID-ə-fe-keh-shən]

Part of speech: noun
Origin: Latin, 17th century

1. Nest-building.

Examples of nidification in a sentence

“My newlywed sister and her husband were so busy with nidification that they skipped almost every invitation for a year.”

“From my porch, I can watch the nidification each spring as birds and squirrels begin their nests.”


Furbelow [FUR-bə-loh]

Part of speech: verb
Origin: French, 17th century

1. Adorn with trimmings.

Examples of furbelow in a sentence

“Most of the office dressed business casual, but Katia arrived to work each day furbelowed with designer shoes, vintage glasses, and eye-catching jewelry.”

“I find taking the time to furbelow myself before I leave the house gives me confidence and pride in my appearance.”

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Vespertine [VES-pər-tahyn]

Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Latin, 16th century

1. Relating to, occurring, or active in the evening.

Examples of vespertine in a sentence

“The pub is lovely in the daytime, but it comes alive when the vespertine crowd arrives after supper.”

“There are a few different vespertine animals, including owls, living in our acre of forest.”


Sequela [si-KWEL-ə]

Part of speech: noun
Origin: Latin, 18th century

1. A condition which is the consequence of a previous disease or injury.

Examples of sequela in a sentence

“In middle age, Ilana suffered lingering tinnitus as a sequela to the live music shows she attended without earplugs in her younger days.”

“Eric’s problems with his Achilles tendon were sequelae that began with a bad ankle sprain.”