Fraught


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Fraught is an adjective that means ‘full of or accompanied by something.’

The origin of our word of the day is in Middle English where it began as a synonym of ‘loaded.’ Ships that carried a heavy load were said to be fraught with a heavy load. More recently the word has been used figuratively. For example: I’ve always loved my five brothers, but our relationship has always been fraught with lots of fierce competition. I’ve often wondered how well we could get on without this heavy emotional load.