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A.Word.A.Day--nival

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This week in AWAD: assorted words.

nival (NY-vuhl) adjective

Of, growing in, or relating to, snow.

[From Latin nivalis (snowy), niv- (snow).]

"Flow patterns can be further subdivided into arctic and subarctic nival regimes." Mark Nuttall and Terry V. Callaghan; The Arctic; Taylor & Francis; 2000.

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