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Jan 28, 2015
This week’s theme
Words for diseases, used metaphorically

This week’s words
scurvy
apoplectic
jaundiced
metastasize

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jaundiced

PRONUNCIATION:
(JAHN-dist)

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Exhibiting prejudice from envy or resentment.
2. Having jaundice: a disease that makes the skin, white of the eyes, etc., to be yellow, caused by an increase of bile pigments in the blood.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Old French jaunice (yellowness), from jaune (yellow), from Latin galbinus (yellowish), from galbus (yellow). Earliest documented use: 1640.

USAGE:
“Let me leave posterity to judge this one as my defence will be jaundiced.”
Pusch Commey; ‘How Do You Write on Death When You Haven’t Experienced It?’; New African (London, UK); Dec 2013.

See more usage examples of jaundiced in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Sit down and put down everything that comes into your head and then you're a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff's worth, without pity, and destroy most of it. -Colette, author (28 Jan 1873-1954)

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