Word of the Day

The word for today is…

apricate (verb) – To bask in the sun.

source : http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Apricate

Etymology : From Latin apricari (to bask in the sun). Earliest documented use: 1691.


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  • Nige.

    I would like to see this word used in a sentence, please.

    Let’s see if anyone can incorperate a political figure somehow in the comments

    • Dumrse

      After the big retirement announcement, Wussel was seen to apricate during the afternoon.

      • OneTrack

        And he will be for the next three years. Like the other Green and Labour MPS. On $140K per year.

    • WeaselKiss

      ‘Well it’s a good day for singing a song
      And it’s a good day for moving along…’

      It’s a lovely day in The Bay, Later I think I shall indulge in a spot of post-prandial aprication, in fact I may even buy some apricots, they are appreciated by those who apricate.

    • Murray Smith

      Angry Andy is quite happy to see lazy, dole bludging mongrels apricate all day long, while honest hard working people pay for their indulgence.

  • sarahmw

    Mike Sabin won’t be abricating any time soon.

  • Ilovelife

    I am happily apricating in the knowledge that John Key is PM.

  • Lord Evans

    Since Eleanor won an award she expects everybody to apricate when in her presence.

  • Hardie Martin

    Another great day in Hawkes Bay. I’ve bought my ticket and am off to apricate at the Cricket

  • Jafarma

    Metiria Turei was apricating at the time of Wussel’s retirement announcement

  • PoliticalJunkie

    Paddy Gower apricates in his dislusions

  • Polly

    Poor David… shed a tear as he abricated upon the beach..http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11334067

  • spanishbride

    The author of word of the day deserves to apricate for getting more comments today than my poor face of the day. Apricate while you can, I like a challenge :)

    • WeaselKiss

      Yes SB, I’m bummed out that not more commenters accepted your offer of saying something about Russel and Kev.
      Sheesh, you give people a mantis on a snake with appropriate names and……….*crickets*…

  • Bart67

    Is a sun dried stonefruit able to be described as an apricated apricot?

  • Cowgirl

    We are not apricating right now in Canada.

    • hookerphil

      Nor apricating in Germany, just been on Skype with daughter, over a foot of snow just out of Munich. Then it was 10.30 at night anyway.

      • Cowgirl

        Half of Canada seems to be having a blizzard – more storm warnings in effect and tonnes of road accidents. Calgary is snowing off and on currently. I left the gym this morning with wet hair, and it froze on the way to the car!