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WOTD  
Word of the Day - for Toastmasters everywhere
Sunday 25th February 2024
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megrims (noun) ME-grims



(Plural noun used to denote a singular) A period of melancholy or low spirits; a whim or brief surge of enthusiasm about something; vertigo, dizziness or migraine - in these medical senses also used as a singular noun.

While making Mutiny on the Bounty in Tahiti, the megrims of working with Marlon Brando drove him to drink more than usual.

Michael Munn, Hollywood Rogues. Amazon

Fresh air and exercise, she generally found, could banish most megrims.

Annabel Murray, Only Two Can Share. Amazon

We know that achilleas were cultivated in gardens long before 1440 and that Gerard (writing in 1597) recorded that the leaves, when put up the nose, would relieve migraine - or "megrim" as he called it

Unattributed, Telegraph, 16 August 2003. Telegraph

Schubert's song cycle is not a quick fix for anything, least of all adolescent megrims.

Donal Henahan, The New York Times, 28 July 1985. New York Times

And although Ms. Harvey has earned her reputation as frail and high-strung, she didn't lie around nursing her megrims.

Robert Christgau, The New York Times, 27 September 1998. New York Times




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