Climacteric - #462

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Dec 25 2018 15

Today’s word of the day is climacteric. It’s spelled C-L-I-M-A-C-T-E-R-I-C. Climacteric is a noun that means a major turning point. 

The word klimakter (KLEE mack ter) comes from Ancient Greek. It’s literal translation is ‘rung on a ladder,’ which may be helpful if you think of that rung as the most important one on the ladder.

My first job interview didn’t seem like a big deal at the time. But looking back, I had reached a climacteric in my life.

Once again, climacteric is spelled C-L-I-M-A-C-T-E-R-I-C.