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Jan 15, 2015
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apricate
ascesis
senary
arenicolous
pregustator

arenicolous
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arenicolous

PRONUNCIATION:
(ar-uh-NIK-uh-luhs)

MEANING:
adjective: Living, growing, or burrowing in sand.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin harena/arena (sand) + colere (to inhabit). Earliest documented use: 1851.

USAGE:
“‘Where have you disappeared to? Where have you been living?’ I asked Tariq. ... ‘Are you trying to tell me that he lives like arenicolous worms?’”
Jamal S. Jumah; The Artistic Visage of Dalia; Xlibris; 2010.

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

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It is not what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable. -Moliere, actor and playwright (15 Jan 1622-1673)

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