Posted by: victanguera | May 23, 2012

Word Wednesday #7

Hum, gotten really bad at posting I have. (Can you tell I’ve been watching Star Wars lately?)

Today’s word “minatory” is from A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I had to look it up as I had no idea what it meant. Kind of guessed from the context, but wanted to be sure.


min·a·to·ry [min-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] adjective

menacing; threatening.

mi·na·to·ry adj \ˈmi-nə-ˌtȯr-ē, ˈmī-\

Definition of MINATORY
: having a menacing quality : threatening

Examples of MINATORY

  1. <the novel’s protagonist is haunted by a minatory black specter>

Origin of MINATORY

Late Latin minatorius, from Latin minari to threaten — more at mount

First Known Use: 1532

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  1. Revealed, your procrastination is. 🙂

    And that is a good word.

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