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Jun 14, 2013
This week's theme
Miscellaneous words

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canorous
prosaic
expansive
animadversion
sempiternal

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sempiternal

PRONUNCIATION:
(sem-pi-TUHR-nuhl)

MEANING:
adjective: Everlasting.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin semper (always) + aeternus (eternal). Earliest documented use: before 1475.

USAGE:
"The US Postal Service might embrace sempiternal status, too, in the form of a stamp that would enable the bearer to infinitely freeze the price of first-class postage with a 'forever' stamp."
Kathy Stevens; Post Office Hopes 'Forever' Stamp Will Deliver; The York Dispatch (Pennsylvania); Feb 27, 2007.

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

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