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Nov 12, 2015
This week’s theme
Words having all five vowels

This week’s words
affectious
camelious
adventious
majestious
quodlibetal

majestious
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majestious

PRONUNCIATION:
(muh-JUHS-shus)

MEANING:
adjective: Impressive in a dignified or inspiring manner; stately; grand.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin major (greater), comparative of magnus (large). Ultimately from the Indo-European root meg- (great), which also gave us magnificent, maharajah, mahatma, master, mayor, maestro, magnate, magistrate, maximum, magnify, hermetic, magisterial, magnanimous, magnifico, mahatma, megalopolis, and mickle. Earliest documented use: 1685.

USAGE:
“His majestious sepulcher can be visited in the garden of his villa, where, also, are displayed his battle trophies.”
Anita Daniel; I Am Going to Italy; Coward-McCann; 1955.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature. -Auguste Rodin, sculptor (12 Nov 1840-1917)

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