megrim

Yesterday’s word of the day – i imagined little characters for this word, pounding away on people’s heads. I might revisit the sketch and develop the character more.

megrim \MEE-grim\ , noun;
1.A migraine.
2.A fancy; a whim.
3.In the plural: lowness of spirits — often with ‘the’.

Quotes:
That might justify her, fairly enough, in being kept away from meeting now and again by headaches, or undefined megrims.
— Harold Frederic, The Damnation of Theron Ware


Tonight, by some megrim of the scheduler, I have the honor of working with the departmental chairman, Dr. B.
— Pamela Grim, Just Here Trying to Save a Few Lives

They do say it’s always darkest before the dawn, she thought. I reckon this is proof of it. I’ve got themegrims, that’s all.
— Stephens Mitchell, Scarlett

Kate had learned a long time ago that the best way to deal with Effie’s megrims was to maintain an attitude of determined cheerfulness.
— Susan Carroll, Midnight Bride

Origin:
Megrim is from Middle English migrem, from Middle French migraine, modification of Late Latin hemicrania, “pain in one side of the head,” from Greek hemikrania, from hemi-, “half” + kranion, “skull.”
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