Today's word of the day is esperance. It's spelled E-S-P-E-R-A-N-C-E. Esperance is a noun that means hope or expectation.
The French word esperance (es pair AHHNS) is the ancestor of our word of the day. It's a more formal word for 'hope' or 'expect' and it is usually best used in a poetic or literary context. The evening was still young. But all esperance of hearing from my friend again had abandoned me.
Once again, esperance is spelled E-S-P-E-R-A-N-C-E.