Today’s word of the day is: PAROXYSM
noun [Par-uh k-siz-uh m]
- any sudden, violent outburst; a fit of violent action or emotion: paroxysms of rage.
- Pathology. a severe attack or a sudden increase in intensity of a disease, usually recurring periodically.
Paroxysm finds its roots in the Greek noun paroxysmós meaning “irritation.” It entered English with the medical sense in the early 1400’s.
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