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Word of the Day 03/18/20 Cacoëthes

I guess I took Social Distancing literally and forgot to schedule the next set of words. lol

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Cacoethes (noun)
cacoëthes or cac·o·e·thes[ kak-oh-ee-theez ]


noun
1. an irresistible urge; mania.

Origin: 1555–65; < Latin < Greek kakóēthes, neuter (used as noun) of kakoḗthēs malignant, literally, of bad character; see caco-, ethos

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR CACOETHES
Among the rest she was seized with what we men call a cacoethes of the needle: "a raging desire" for work.
WHITE LIES|CHARLES READE

As cool as you like old Peter replied, 'Cacoethes loquendi.'
COMBED OUT|FRITZ AUGUST VOIGT

But the cacoethes scribendi possesses me, and all my leisure hours are devoted to a Suite.
THE LIFE & LETTERS OF PETER ILICH TCHAIKOVSKY|MODESTE TCHAIKOVSKY

Erasmus shared with most scholars of the Renaissance the cacoethes scribendi.
DESIDERIUS ERASMUS OF ROTTERDAM|EPHRAIM EMERTON

This cacoethes scribendi is the pest of every local curiosity or public watering-place.
PERSONAL MEMOIRS OF A RESIDENCE OF THIRTY YEARS WITH THE INDIAN TRIBES ON THE AMERICAN FRONTIERS|HENRY ROWE SCHOOLCRAFT

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