moil

I like this word from April 23 word of the day – the sketch came mostly from the quote:
moil \MOYL\ , verb;

1. To work with painful effort; to labor; to toil; to drudge.
2. To churn or swirl about continuously.

noun:
1. Toil; hard work; drudgery.
2. Confusion; turmoil.

Quote:
He saw himself in the sleepless moil of early parenthood, and felt a plunging anxiety.
— Alan Hollinghurst, The Spell


Origin:
Moil comes from Middle English moillen, “to soak, to wet,” hence “to soil, to soil one’s hands, to work very hard,” from Old French moillier, “to soften, especially by making wet,” ultimately from Latin mollis, “soft.”
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