Word of the day

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draconian (adj) – Exceedingly harsh; very severe

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1876 (earlier Draconic, implied from 1640s), from Draco, Greek statesman who laid down a code of laws for Athens 621 B.C.E. that mandated death as punishment for minor crimes. His name seems to mean literally “sharp-sighted”.

 


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