Calzephyr (calzephyr77) wrote in 1word1day,
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Wednesday Word: Unguent

Unguent - noun. A medieval word meaning a soothing or healing salve.

I admit this ungainly word came to me while I was doing a crostic puzzle. All the crossword clues are lettered and numbered, and the corresponding letter goes into a grid that forms a quote. Sometimes it's easy to answer the clues - other times, you rely on the quote to help you deduce the word. By the time unguent was spelled out as the answer, I was sure that it could not possibly be right. I was sure that I had made some error, but a quick Google taught me a new obscure word :-)
Tags: medical, noun, u, wordsmith: calzephyr77
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