Monday, February 16, 2015

Word of the Day: frigorific

What's "the word I'm thinking of"? Today, it's...

frigorific [frig-uh-RIF-ik](adjective)[TWITO, page 57]

Causing cold, chilling

"The reading public did not approve of it—the thermometer of popular opinion was down at 32, under its frigorific influence, so that we were abundantly justified in stuffing no more of Mr. Twitch's sonnets down the regurgitating throats of the literary multitude."
--Anonymous, "Treason", in Blackwood's Magazine (1821)

Hmm. Say "What a frigorific day", and people may think you're ecstatic about something.

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