Word of the Week Wednesday: draconian


This Wednesday’s Word of the Week is: draconian

Draconian means harsh or severe as in a law or its enforcement.

The word comes from Draco, who established the first constitution of Athens.

The fact that draco is also the Latin word for dragon, also known to be harsh and severe, seems to be entirely coincidental.

 

 

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About Dan Kingsepp, ACS, ALS
I'm starting this blog to share my thought on the use of the English language and my experiences as a Toastmaster.

2 Responses to Word of the Week Wednesday: draconian

  1. Draco like in Harry Potter!!!!! haha nice

    -grace

    http://herumbrella.com

  2. The Hook says:

    Great choices, good sir!

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