Word of the Day 10 September 2018 – Essence.


Ok, so  it’s been a while since my last WOTD, my Apple-logies. 🙂

Welcome to a regular feature on my blog – WOTD. Each Some day a new word will be suggested as the word of the day, which could either be an already existing (but rarely used) word or may be a completely made-up one. There will be a short definition and, ideally, an example of how the word would be used in everyday conversation.

I encourage anyone to provide their own words, either in the comments below or by linking their posted word to this blog. Don’t forget the definition or maybe when it should be used.

So, today’s word is: Essence.(Noun).

Pronounced: Ess-enss.

the intrinsic nature or indispensable quality of something, especially something abstract, which determines its character.
an extract or concentrate obtained from a plant or other matter and used for flavouring or scent.
“vanilla essence”.

From the Latin esse: Be.

essentia: being

Synonyms: quintessence*soulspiritethosnaturelifelifebloodcoreheartcentre,

cruxnubnucleuskernelmarrowmeatpithgistsubstanceprinciple, central part, fundamental quality, basic quality, essential part, intrinsic nature, sum and substance, realityactuality.

Eg 1: “Conflict is the essence of drama”

Eg 2: In essence, the author was saying that life comes with complications.


Quintessence comes from the Latin for ‘fifth essence’ (or element) and was considered the ‘Perfect’ element within Creation that was the essential element in every thing: the Spirit, a thing’s Soul. The first four essences or elements or forms of things being: Earth (Solid), Water (Liquid), Air (Gas) and Fire (Energy/Plasma).




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