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Apr 25, 2019
This week’s theme
Eponyms

This week’s words
adonis
croesus
fortean
apollo
zoilus

Apollo
Apollo Crowning the Arts
Art: Nicolas-Guy Brenet, 1771

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with Anu Garg

Apollo

PRONUNCIATION:
(uh-PAHL-oh)

MEANING:
noun: A strikingly handsome young man.

ETYMOLOGY:
After Apollo, the god of music, poetry, prophecy, healing, and more in Greek and Roman mythologies. He was considered the most beautiful god. See also: Apollonian.

USAGE:
“[Billy] is an Apollo, filled with goodness and innocence.”
R.M. Campbell; This ‘Billy’ Voyages into the Extraordinary; Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Washington); Jan 15, 2001.

See more usage examples of Apollo in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas. -Linus Pauling, chemist, peace activist, author, educator; Nobel Prize in chemistry, Nobel Peace Prize (1901-1994)

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