Word of the Day – Apr. 23 – Nepenthe

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Noun: Nepenthe  ( nuh-PENTH-ee)

Definition:

1. A potion used by the ancients to induce forgetfulness of pain or sorrow.

2. Something capable of causing oblivion of grief of suffering.

Sample sentence: The death of her father bothered her so much that Sarah looked to alcohol as a nepenthe for a number of weeks.

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