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munificence – Word of The Day


Munificence \ myoo-NIF-uh-suh ns \ noun


The quality of being munificent, or showing unusual generosity: The museum’s collection was greatly increased by the munificence of the family’s gift.


“If you please,” said Scrooge. “Not a farthing less. Great many back-payments are included in it, I assure you. Will you do me that favor?” My dear sir,” said the other, shaking his hands with him. ” don’t know what to say to such munificence.” “Don’t say anything, please,” retorted Scrooge.

Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol1843


Munificence finds its roots in the Latin word mūnusmeaning “gift.”

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