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Aug 13, 2008
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loquacious
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nugacity
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nugacity

PRONUNCIATION:
(noo-GAS-i-tee, nyoo-)

MEANING:
noun: Triviality; futility.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin nugax (trifling), from nugari (to trifle).

USAGE:
"For many, the Beachcomber column has been an oasis of nugacity in an otherwise worthy landscape."
Beachcomber; The Daily Express (London, UK); Jan 9, 2006.

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

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
A hair in the head is worth two in the brush. -Oliver Herford, writer and illustrator (1863-1935)

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