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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.]
"Dr. Kozak stands in the middle of the adscititious atmosphere and
soaks in the effect."
A myth is a religion in which no one any longer believes. -James Kern Feibleman, philosopher and psychiatrist (1904-1987)
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