Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 06/19/15 Cordial

Cordial (adjective, noun)
cordial [kawr-juh l or, esp. British, -dee-uh l]


adjective
1. courteous and gracious; friendly; warm: a cordial reception.
2. invigorating the heart; stimulating.
3. sincere; heartfelt: a cordial dislike.
4. Archaic. of or relating to the heart.

noun
5. a strong, sweetened, aromatic alcoholic liquor; liqueur.
6. a stimulating medicine.
7. anything that invigorates or exhilarates.

Synonyms
1. affectionate, genial.
2. cheering.

Origin: 1350-1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin cordialis, equivalent to Latin cordi- (stem of cor) heart + -alis -al

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