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A.Word.A.Day--sequacious

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This week's theme: words to describe people.

sequacious (si-KWAY-shuhs) adjective

Unthinkingly following others.

[From Latin sequax (inclined to follow), from sequi (to follow).]

-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)

"In the April 1945 Catholic Worker, Janet Kalven of the Grailville Agricultural School for Women in Loveland, Ohio called for 'an education that will give young women a vision of the family as the vital cell of the social organism, and that will inspire them with the great ambitions of being queens in the home.' By which she did not mean a sequacious helpmeet to the Man of the House, picking up his dirty underwear and serving him Budweisers during commercials." Bill Kauffman; The Way of Love; Whole Earth (San Rafael, California); July 2000.

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What loneliness is more lonely than distrust? -George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans), novelist (1819-1880)

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