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Miscellaneous words.

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loquacious
austral
nugacity
epiphenomenon
fugacious

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fugacious

PRONUNCIATION:
(fyoo-GAY-shuhs)

MEANING:
adjective: Lasting a very short time.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin fugere (to flee) which also gave us other words such as fugitive, centrifugal, refuge, and subterfuge.

USAGE:
"We must realise and be ever conscious of the fact that life is fugacious and ephemeral."
Bobson Gbinije; Reflections at Christmas; This Day (Lagos, Nigeria); Nov 15, 2004.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The conscience of the world is so guilty that it always assumes that people who investigate heresies must be heretics; just as if a doctor who studies leprosy must be a leper. Indeed, it is only recently that science has been allowed to study anything without reproach. -Aleister Crowley, author (1875-1947)

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