TODAY’S WORD = DUNCE

From William

Words are what makes our life work.

We have words for everything and everybody.

So, let us give you a CHALLENGE OF WORDS!!

This will increase your vocabulary for one.

For two, you will just maybe learn something and as I have been told and shared many times before:

“A day should never go by without either a lesson learned, or a challenge ignored”.

TODAY’S WORD IS: DUNCE.

The proper PRONUNCIATION would be:

  • {duhns}
  • DUNCE is a NOUN

The DEFINITION would be:

  • DUNCE is defined as ‘a dull-witted, stupid, or ignorant person; dolt’

The ORIGIN of the word DUNCE would be:

  • The word DUNCE comes from the early 16th century and is of English origin.
  • The ETYMOLOGY of the word DUNCE says it originates as an epithet for a follower of John Duns Scotus, whose followers were ridiculed by 16th-century humanists and reformers as enemies of learning.

The HISTORY of the word DUNCE would be:

  • SYNONYMS for the word DUNCE = fool, idiot, simpleton, halfwit, moron, imbecile, dummy.
  • An ANTONYM for the word DUNCE = genius.

Using the word DUNCE in a sentence:

  • Example would be = “The foolish guy was often described as a dunce.”

Remember to add DUNCE to your vocabulary and use it sometime to see whom others in your travels might know the word or may find themselves stumped as to what you may have just said when using the word DUNCE!

Oh, and do not forget to continue working our previous ‘Challenge of Words’, which was AUBADE, into your talks or writing.

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