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May 30, 2006
This week's theme
Adjectives used postpositively

This week's words
manque
redux
redivivus
emeritus
regnant
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redux

(ri-DUKS) Pronunciation Sound Clip RealAudio

adjective: Brought back; revisited.

From Latin re- (again) + dux (leader), from ducere (to lead). Ultimately from Indo-European root deuk- (to lead) that led to other words such as duke, conduct, educate, duct, wanton, and tug.

"The nightmare, redux. Once again Eddie Guardado was an out away from a save. Once again, he couldn't get it done."
John Hickey; M's Can't Finish Sox; Seattle Post-Intelligencer; May 4, 2006.

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

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