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A.Word.A.Day--jentacular

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This week's theme: words related to food.

jentacular (jen-TAK-yuh-luhr) adjective

Relating to breakfast.

[From Latin jentare (to breakfast).]

-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)

"The Gentleman loved to hold that crackling rectangle in front of his face (folded, of course, into courteous fourths), loved the slant of the jentacular sun, the slightly acrid odor of the newsprint, the snappy headlines." Michael Griffith; Bibliophilia: A Novella and Stories; Arcade Publishing; 2003.

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