The idea behind this blog is to slowly go over words of interest. We use fewer verbs than we used to, so verbs you don’t hear as much will be a recurring theme.
Yesterday, I discovered two near homonyms: mettlesome and meddlesome. Mettlesome indicates bravery, so you see the problem?!
But, the word for today is: succor.
1. Assistance in time of distress; relief.
2. One that affords assistance or relief.
Succor is somewhat at odds with the common similar sounding words: suck and sucker.