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Aug 2, 2011
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oenophile
interstitial
stupefy
defalcate
somnolence

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A.Word.A.Day
with Anu Garg

interstitial

PRONUNCIATION:
(in-tuhr-STISH-uhl)

MEANING:
adjective: Concerning or located between things, especially those closely spaced.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin interstitium, from intersistere (to stand in between, to pause), from inter- (between) + sistere (to stand). Earliest documented use: 1646.

USAGE:
"Hazen Schumacher provided interstitial narration."
Zachary Woolfe; Wartime Songs Keep Luster From Long Ago and Far Away; The New York Times; Jun 12, 2011.

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

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Said a hunted fox followed by twenty horsemen and a pack of twenty hounds, "Of course they will kill me. But how poor and how stupid they must be. Surely it would not be worth while for twenty foxes riding on twenty asses and accompanied by twenty wolves to chase and kill one man." -Kahlil Gibran, mystic, poet, and artist (1883-1931)

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