Definition: This word’s varied definitions escalate alarmingly quickly– “To grow old and grey together; to stay too long in an occupation, or to decay, lose respect, fade away.”
Pronunciation: kon-sen-nes-SHARE-ruh (loosely.)
Directly from its original Latin.
Why this word?
It’s just so very strange– The first half of its possible definitions involves a wistful and loving ending, inspiring the image of a contented, elderly couple. The other half go in an almost exact 180 opposite, describing the conclusion of a shamed pitiful obscurity instead.
I find it interesting.
How do you use this word in a sentence?
“I’d trade all the successes I could have over a hundred lifetimes if it meant I could get just one that would end in a beautiful consenescere, with you.”