Visual Thesaurus Word of the Day
Sunday, January 19th wilderness Beastly Word of the Day:
Today's noun gets a prize for remaining unchanged in meaning throughout the 800 years it has been in English. It has always denoted a wild and uninhabited area, as it does today. Etymologists can't decide whether it's from an Old English word that meant 'wild beast,' or from the obsolete adjective wilder ("wild, savage") with ness tacked onto it.
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