PRONUNCIATION: (ee-kwuh-PAH-luhnt)

MEANING: adjective: Equal in power, force[align:center][/align], effect, etc.

ETYMOLOGY: From Old French equipolent, from Latin aequipollent (of equal value), from aequus (equal) + pollens (able), present participle of pollere (to be strong). Earliest documented use: 1420.

EQUIPOLLEN - allergic to two irritants exactly the same amount

EQUIPULLENT - tugging just as strongly but in opposite directions

AQUIPOLLENT - determining whether people say they prefer Evian or Poland Springs water or some other brand entirely