elizabeth (rainbow_yarn) wrote in 1word1day,

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nadir [ney-der, ney-deer]

1. Astronomy. the point on the celestial sphere directly beneath a given position or observer and diametrically opposite the zenith.

2. Astrology. the point of a Horoscope opposite the midheaven: the cusp of the fourth house.

3. the lowest point; point of greatest adversity or despair


As I often say, when you hit nadir, the only way to go is up.

The meaning of this one is a bit of a letdown, but I thought it was fun to say...

galactagogue /gə-ˈlak-tə-ˌgäg/

an agent that promotes the secretion of milk


After my best friend has her baby, I shall make an effort to encourage her to eat many galactagogues to make milk for said baby.
Tags: g, n, noun

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