Nefandous

by Heather

Vest-Pocket Vocabulary

Nefand’ous, a. not to be named; abominable.

Word in the Wild: Ewa knew it was just a subpoena and not some nefandous evil, but she couldn’t help the shiver that ran up her spine as she read the summons.

This word hails from Latin and combines ne, meaning not, and fandus, meaning to be spoken.

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