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Feb 23, 2007
This week's theme
Porcine words to mark the Chinese new year

This week's words
pignus
epigamic
pigsney
epigeal
epigone

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epigone

epigone (EP-i-goan) noun

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A mediocre imitator or follower of an important artist, writer, etc.

[From French epigone, from Greek epigonoi (child), from epi- (after) + gonos, from root of gignesthai (to be born).]

See more usage examples of epigone in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

"Just as Michael Arad doesn't want to be pigeonholed as an 'Israeli architect', he is loath to appear an epigone of Maya Lin, the designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C."
Michael Z. Wise; At Ground Zero, A Fresh Take; The Los Angeles Times; Mar 7, 2004.

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Extended empires are like expanded gold, exchanging solid strength for feeble splendor. -Samuel Johnson, lexicographer (1709-1784)

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