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Feb 16, 2012
This week's theme
Words coined after gods and goddesses

This week's words
promethean
dionysian
palladium
junoesque
apollonian

Juno Ludovisi
Juno Ludovisi
Museo Nazionale Romano, 1st cent. CE

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Junoesque

PRONUNCIATION:
(joo-noh-ESK)

MEANING:
adjective: Having a stately bearing and regal beauty; statuesque.

ETYMOLOGY:
After Juno, the principal goddess in Roman mythology. She was the wife and sister of Jupiter. Earliest documented use: 1888.

USAGE:
"Claudia and Holli are tall, Junoesque women with powerful voices."
Paula Citron; Shakespeare Proves Inspiring; The Globe and Mail (Toronto, Canada); Aug 13, 2008.

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

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Every burned book or house enlightens the world; every suppressed or expunged word reverberates through the earth from side to side. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)

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