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A.Word.A.Day--adscititious

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This week's theme: Miscellaneous words

adscititious (ad-si-TISH-uhs) adjective

Derived from outside; external; additional.

[From Latin adscitus, past participle of adsciscere (to admit or adopt), from ad- (toward) + sciscere (to seek to know), from scire (to know). Ultimately from the Indo-European root skei- (to cut or split) that also gave us schism, ski, and shin.]

See more usage examples of adscititious in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

"Dr. Kozak stands in the middle of the adscititious atmosphere and soaks in the effect."
Joel Wedel; Siphonophora; iUniverse; 2006.

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