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A.Word.A.Day--vincible

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This week's theme: words better known in their negative forms.

vincible (VIN-suh-buhl) adjective

Defeatable; capable of being overcome.

[From Latin vincibilis, from vincere (to overcome). Ultimately from Indo-European root weik- (to fight or conquer) which is also the source of victor, vanquish, convince, and evict.]

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

-Anu Garg (garg AT wordsmith.org)

"They had a lead of 21-0 and still the Eagles, who were both pervious and vincible, beat them, 35-30." Steve Jacobson; Boomer Won't Pass the Blame; Newsday (New York); Oct 4, 1993.

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Whoever imagines himself a favorite with God holds others in contempt. -Robert Green Ingersoll, lawyer and orator (1833-1899)

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