Word of the Day: Farrago



a confused mixture; hodgepodge; medley:

a farrago of doubts, fears, hopes, and wishes.
In my judgment Mr Fitzgerald’s application is, in all its aspects, misconceived, devoid of factual merit, in major part legally groundless and totally without merit. His allegations against Ms Hughes are scurrilous, fatuous and should never have been made. His application for her committal is a farrago of nonsense.

Polemic | Definition of Polemic by Merriam-Webster:  Word of the Day


Source: Polemic | Definition of Polemic by Merriam-Webster

The exchange of polemics would merely serve to conflict with the interests of the parties

Cadastral – Word of the Day


Source: Cadastral – definition of cadastral by The Free Dictionary

Not sure if this counts as jargon – is a word jargon if it is specific – and not used in mainstream speech (unless one is a lawyer or surveyor, land agent or other linked professional).

Seen in the following context

if the correct Portuguese formalities specifically identifying the property in the testamentary or other disposition by its cadastral references  have not been complied with, there will be an issue there.

Word of the Day: Usurious


[yoo-zhoo r-ee-uh s]


practicing usury; charging illegal or exorbitant rates of interest for theuse of money:

a usurious moneylender.


constituting or characterized byusury :

usurious rates of interest; a usurious loan.
Origin of usurious

1600-10; usury + -ous

Related forms
usuriously, adverb
usuriousness, noun
Context: The loan that you are agreeing to take out is usurious, and it is important that you are fully aware of the financial costs of both the loan and defaulting on it.

Word of the Day: Awesome


 [aw-suh m]

1.causing or inducing awe; inspiring an overwhelming feeling ofreverence, admiration, or fear: an awesome sight.

2.exhibiting or marked by awe; showing reverence, admiration, or fear.

3.Slang. very impressive:

That new white convertible is totally awesome.
Origin of awesome

1590-1600; awe + -some1

Related forms
awesomely, adverb
awesomeness, noun
Can be confused
awful, awesome, offal.

Urban Dictionary:awesome
A ‘sticking plaster’ word used by Americans to cover over the huge gaps in their vocabulary. It is one the three words which make up most American sentences.

“legal” usage:
On receiving the final set of instructions that had taken some time to come through, the celebratory cry of “Awesome!” after replacing the handset.  On explaining the cheer, being told that it was an awful Americanism.  Countering by citing the Lego movie.  Not mentioning awesome sauce.

Word of the Day: Mellifluous

mellifluous (mɪˈlɪflʊəs Pronunciation for mellifluous or mellifluent



  1. (of sounds or utterances) smooth or honeyed; sweet

Derived Forms

melˈlifluously, melˈlifluently adverb

melˈlifluousness, melˈlifluence noun

Word Origin

C15: from Late Latin mellifluus flowing with honey, from Latin mel honey + fluere to flow


= sweet, soft, smooth, honeyed, soothing, mellow, silvery, dulcet, sweet-sounding, euphonious
On contemplating the skills of advocacy, having watched Silk last night on netflix.  Mr Mellifluous in Silk.  Also discovering link to “miel” and remembering a visit to Meli Park (now called something far less sweet) back in the 80s…

Word of the Day




1. (Units) lasting for ten years
2. (Units) occurring every ten years

3. a tenth anniversary or its celebration


Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003

suggested usage:”Should the value of the Trust Fund be close to the Nil Rate Threshold, Mr and Mrs Client should consider whether it is possible to appoint out of the fund (probably not possible) and prepare for recording the amount in the Trust Fund prior to calculating the decennial charge”