osmose \ oz-MOHS \ verb – To gradually or unconsciously assimilate some principle or object. To undergo osmosis. Origin: Osmose comes from the biological term osmosis, “the tendency of a fluid, usually water, to pass through a semipermeable membrane into a solution where the solvent concentration is higher, thus equalizing the concentrations of materials on [...]
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corybantic \ kawr-uh-BAN-tik \ adjective – Frenzied; agitated; unrestrained. Origin: Corybantic owes its English use from Latin, but originally refered to a Corybant, a a wild attendant of the goddess Cybele.
vociferate \ voh-SIF-uh-reyt \ verb – To speak or cry out loudly or noisily; shout; bawl. Origin: Vociferate derives from the Latin combination vox, “voice,” and ferre, “to bear.”