As I go through my dictionary I’ve found a few words that I didn’t know existed. I don’t think they have much place in the word of the day posts, because I know what the original word for them means. Even if they don’t have a place here most days, I wanted to share them with you and ask if there are any words you have come across that you didn’t know existed, but you know the meaning of their original words?

Absenteeism: (noun) Frequent absence from work or school without good reason.
Original word: Absent

Abstemious: (adjective) Not letting yourself have much food, alcohol or enjoyment.
Original word: Abstain