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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. Having a harmful, uncontrolled growth.
2. Of or relating to cancer: a malignant growth or tumor.
From Latin cancer (crab, tumor, cancer). Canker/cankerous are from the same root. Earliest documented use: 1425.
"The hope implicit in technology's potential to improve the world is balanced here by a cancerous downside that eats holes in the fabric of modern relationships."
Gordon Farrer; The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia); Oct 3, 2013.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:If the rich could hire someone else to die for them, the poor would make a wonderful living. -Jewish proverb