origin: (1640–50) Late Latin; mendācitās= untruthful
a lie; a falsehood or misrepresentation of information
"Mendacity is a system that we live in. Liquor is one way out and death's the other." - Tennessee Williams
origin: (1375–1425), Middle English; clere= clear + story
1. The upper part of the nave, transepts, and choir of a church, containing windows.
2. An upper portion of a wall containing windows for supplying natural light to a building.
"The clerestory is so high that clouds form there. Angels have been seen up in the vaults." - John Evan Garvey