Word of the Week Wednesday

im·pu·dic·i·ty (impyəˈdisətē), noun
1: lacking modesty or shame

Origin of IMPUDICITY

MF impudicité, fr. L impudicus immodest, shameless (fr. in- 1in- + pudicus bashful, modest, chaste) + MF -ité -ity — more at pudic

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hen·tai  (‘hen-tahy)

adjective
1. noting or pertaining to a subgenre of Japanese manga, anime, computer games, etc., characterized by explicit sexual themes and imagery.

noun
2. such themes, imagery, or works; hard porn.
3. a person who enjoys this; a sexual pervert.

Origin:
1990–95;  < Japanese:  literally, perverted, a pervert

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fan·ta·size  (ˈfantəˌsīz), verb
1to indulge in reverie : create or develop imaginative and often fantastic views or ideas
2: to portray in the mind

Examples of FANTASIZE

  1. She fantasized that she had won a million dollars.
  2. <all those lottery players fantasizing themselves as living in extravagant luxury>

First Known Use of FANTASIZE

1926

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en·rap·ture  (in-ˈrap-chər), verb
1to fill with rapture or delight

Examples of ENRAPTURE

  1. Her melodious voice enraptured the audience.
  2. <enraptured upon learning that he would be attending college on a full sports scholarship>

First Known Use of ENRAPTURE

1740

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