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Nov 11, 2015
This week’s theme
Words having all five vowels

This week’s words
affectious
camelious
adventious
majestious
quodlibetal

adventious
Adventious roots in a bonsai
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adventious

PRONUNCIATION:
(ad-VEN-shuhs)

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Coming from outside: not inherent or native.
2. Happening by chance.
3. Appearing in an unusual or abnormal place.

ETYMOLOGY:
A variant spelling of adventitious, from Latin adventicius (coming from without), from advenire (to arrive), from ad- (toward) + venire (to come). Earliest documented use: 1633.

USAGE:
“For the Greenies, the arrival of Musketaquid was almost adventious; they had never known Allston Brighton to have a visitor.”
Randy Steinberg; Concord; AuthorHouse; 2001.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center. -Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., writer (11 Nov 1922-2007)

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