August 19th, 2020

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Word of the Day 08/19/20 Verecund

Verecund (adjective)
verecund [ ver-i-kuhnd ]


adjective Archaic.
1. bashful; modest.

WORDS RELATED TO VERECUND
reticent, sheepish, diffident, coy, confused, embarrassed, timid, self-conscious, abashed, backward, blushing, chary, demure, humble, modest, nervous, reserved, retiring, shamefaced, shrinking

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Origin: 1540–50; < Latin verēcundus, equivalent to verē(rī) to fear + -cundus adj. suffix

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