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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
adjective: Clever, creative, inventive.
Via French from Latin ingeniosus (clever, talented, full of intellect), from ingenium (inborn talent), from gignere (to beget). Earliest documented use: 1483. Don’t confuse ingenious with ingenuous even though both words are from the same root.
“The mothers and their daughters prove to be brave, resourceful, and remarkably ingenious at befuddling the goons.”
Marilyn Stasio; Predator and Prey; New York Times Book Review; Apr 20, 2014.
See more usage examples of ingenious in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:I have noticed that when chickens quit quarreling over their food they often find that there is enough for all of them I wonder if it might not be the same with the human race. -Don Marquis, humorist and poet (29 Jul 1878-1937)