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Jun 12, 2013
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Miscellaneous words

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canorous
prosaic
expansive
animadversion
sempiternal

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expansive

PRONUNCIATION:
(ik-SPAN-siv)

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Having a wide range; comprehensive.
2. Friendly, open, communicative.
3. Having a tendency or capacity to expand.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin expandere (to spread out), from ex- (out) + pandere (to spread). Earliest documented use: 1651.

USAGE:
"The European Dream is more expansive and systemic, and therefore more bound to the welfare of the planet."
Jeremy Rifkin; The European Dream; Utne (Topeka, Kansas); Sep/Oct 2004.

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

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