ersatz_read (ersatz_read) wrote in 1word1day,

Monday words: patibulary, barmecide

I missed last week, so two words this week.

patibulary (ˈtibyəˌlerē), adj.
Of, relating to, or suggesting the gallows or execution.

Etymology:  Latin patibulum, gallows, gibbet.

barmecide (bärm-sd), adj.
Plentiful or abundant in appearance only; illusory; sham.

Etymology:  named after Barmecide, a character in The Arabian Nights.  A barmecide feast is one that does not live up to expectations.
Tags: adjective, b, latin, p, wordsmith: ersatz_read

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