Good evening and welcome to Word of the Day! A journey through the English vocabulary and the words that piqued my interest, in WotD we'll be learning a new word for each working day of the week, bar holidays, unless there's a holiday special...

Today's word is:


|məˈlāz; -ˈlez|


A general feeling of discomfort, illness, or uneasiness whose exact cause is difficult to identify : a society afflicted by a deep cultural malaise | a general air of malaise.

ORIGIN: mid 18th cent.: from French, from Old French mal 'bad' (from Latin malus) + aise 'ease.'

For those of you who don't know, I'm from Venezuela... but am currently living in the States as I try to figure out what to do with my life, but back in my home country there's this air of discomfort, and the problems are rooted so deep into society... that an immediate solution is out of question. the word malaise came to me as I searched for articles to get an idea of how things are down there...