MEANING: adjective: Climbing or ascending.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin scandere (to climb). Ultimately from the Indo-European root skand- (to leap or climb), which also gave us ascend, descend, condescend, transcend, echelon, and scale. Earliest documented use: 1682.


SCARDENT - poignant reminder of a long-ago duel between two men who loved the same fair maid

SANDENT - what you do before you patch it

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