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Oct 24, 2006
This week's theme
Words to describe people

This week's words
pertinacious
pixilated
oscitant
punctilious
pococurante

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with Anu Garg

pixilated

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(PIK-suh-layt-id) adjective:
1. Mentally unbalanced; eccentric.
2. Whimsical.

From pixie, a mischievous fairylike creature.

"Robert De Niro redeems himself after his disastrous work in 'The Fan' by displaying a refreshing flair for screwball comedy as Bessie's pixilated physician, Dr. Wally."
James Verniere; 'Marvin's Room' Hits Home; Boston Herald; Jan 10, 1997.

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

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There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root. -Henry David Thoreau, naturalist and author (1817-1862)

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