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Noctivagant

Definition: going about in the night, night wandering.

Pronunciation: nahk-TIV-uh-gant

Origin

This great adjective stems from the Latin compound of noct, meaning night, and vugus meaning wandering; in the Latin, the two words compounded into noctivagus.

Why this word?

This is a wonderful adjective representing all those who lead nightly lives, who sleep during the day. This is a great word as teenagers’ noctivagant behavior is the reason for so many fights, as a sudden shift to a noctivagant lifestyle always means something.

How to use noctivagant?

Noctivagant is an adjective describing any one and anything that is active during the night, rather of being such during the day.

Grandma and Grandpa should not come to the festival; they would beel uncomfortable around the noctivagant teenagers

How can you tell me that everything is okay? Your newly led noctivagant lifestyle tells me something different“.

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Written by Victoria Sheinkin

Victoria Sheinkin is a writer, content editor, translator and chief editor for UnusedWords.com. Speaking three and a half languages, she holds two BAs from the Tel Aviv university- Communication and jounalism, English literature and linguistics.

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