tac·it [tasit] adj. Implied or inferred without direct expression; understood.
Synonyms: implied, understood, inferred, unspoken
Etymology: c.1600, from French tacite, from Latin tacitus "that is passed over in silence, done without words, assumed, silent," prop. past participle of tacere "to be silent," from PIE root *tak- "to be silent" (cf. Gothic þahan, Old Norse þegja "to be silent," Old Norse þagna "to grow dumb," Old Saxon thagian, Old High German dagen "to be silent"). The musical instruction tacet is the 3rd person present singular of the Latin verb.
You gotta love a word with such diverse origins.
NOTE: The time has come to begin considering the A to Z Challenge Reflections Post (we're nearing the end, people)!
We will be doing a reflections post again this year and invite all participants of the Challenge to join us.
- What did you enjoy about the Challenge?
- What could we do better next year?
- What issues did you encounter? (Word verification, unable to comment, long posts, etc.)
- Did you encounter many non-participants? (With help from our minions, we tried really hard to clean the list this year.)
- Theme or no theme – what seemed to work better? Did you find any great themes?
- Did you have fun and will you participate again next year?
Your Reflections can be posted anytime from May 3 through May 10. The Linky List will go live May 3 and we ask you to add the link to your post, not your website, once you have posted. The Challenge hosts read every one so we know where to improve for next year.