Word of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by @Heena Rathore P. (http://heenarathorep.com/). It’s a fun way to improve vocubulary by learning new words every week.
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Here’s my WOW for 7th March, 2015:
dyspepsia • \dis-PEP-shuh\ • noun
1 : indigestion 2 : ill humor : disgruntlement
Did you know?
When people get indigestion, they are often affected by nausea, heartburn, and gas—things that can cause the world’s greatest gastronome to curse the world’s most delectable dishes. So, it is no wonder that dyspepsia, a word for indigestion, has also come to mean “ill humor” or “disgruntlement.” The word itself is ultimately derived from the Greek prefix dys- (“faulty” or “impaired”) and the verb pessein (“to cook” or “to digest”). To please the wordmonger’s appetite, we would like to end with this tasty morsel: Dyspepsia has an opposite, eupepsia—a rarely used word meaning “good digestion.”
Origin: Latin, from Greek, from dys- + pepsis digestion, from peptein, pessein to cook, digest — more at cook.
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