MEANING: adjective:
1. Extremely angry.
2. Relating to or affected by apoplexy (stroke).

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin apoplecticus, from Greek apoplektikos (relating to a stroke), from apoplessein (to disable by a stroke). Ultimately from the Indo-European root plak- (to strike), which also gave us plague, plankton, fling, and complain. Earliest documented use: 1625.


APPLECTIC - can't read the instructions on my little downloaded smartphone program

MAPOPLECTIC - @#$%^"# navigation program directed me straight into a swamp!

AMPOPLECTIC - all of a sudden the power went out