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Feb 5, 2009
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Words from Darwin and Lincoln

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propinquity
conduce
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sanguine
irascible

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with Anu Garg

sanguine

PRONUNCIATION:
(SANG-gwin)

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Cheerfully optimistic or confident.
2. Having a healthy reddish color.
3. Blood-red.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Old French sanguin, from Latin sanguineus (bloody), from sanguis (blood).

USAGE:
"Still, let us not be over-sanguine of a speedy final triumph. Let us be quite sober."
Abraham Lincoln; Letter to James C. Conkling; Aug 26, 1863.

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

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Each morning puts a man on trial and each evening passes judgment. -Roy L. Smith

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