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Jul 17, 2007
This week's theme
Words from the writing of Judge Bruce M. Selya

This week's words
aposematic
pleochroic
pastiche
haboob
resipiscent


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pleochroic

(plee-uh-KRO-ik) Pronunciation Sound Clip

adjective: Showing different colors when viewed from different directions.

[From Greek pleo- (more) + -chroic (having a color).]

"The plaintiffs cloaked this theory in pleochroic raiment; their multitudinous statements of claim included counts for declaratory judgment, rescission, breach of contract, unjust enrichment, breach of a covenant of good faith and fair dealing, breach of fiduciary duty, and civil conspiracy."
Excerpt from opinion of the court (Selya, J.) in Buck v. American Airlines, Inc., 2007.

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

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Conceal a flaw, and the world will imagine the worst. -Martial (Marcus Valerius Martialis)

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