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Dec 28, 2017
This week’s theme
No el

This week’s words
quartziferous
hypercathexis
bavardage
aciniform
crackjaw

aciniform
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aciniform

PRONUNCIATION:
(uh-SIN-uh-form)

MEANING:
adjective: Shaped like a cluster of grapes.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin acinus (grape, berry, seed). Earliest documented use: 1798.

USAGE:
“And no machine will ever be able to answer grocery-related questions -- What’s the freshest aciniform produce today?”
Neil Genzlinger; Jersey: The Tax Rebate Line and Other Annoyances; The New York Times; May 16, 1999.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow, and I have borrowed a lot. -Woodrow Wilson, 28th US president, Nobel laureate (28 Dec 1856-1924)

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