MEANING: adjective: Clever, creative, inventive.

ETYMOLOGY: Via French from Latin ingeniosus (clever, talented, full of intellect), from ingenium (inborn talent), from gignere (to beget). Earliest documented use: 1483. Don’t confuse ingenious with ingenuous even though both words are from the same root.

PINGENIOUS - bowling champion

INGE.NOUS - our Willliam, the French playwright (Picnic, Splendor in the Grass, Bus Stop, Come Bac, Little Sheba, and others)

ING-ENVIOUS - jealous of participles