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Jan 28, 2022
This week’s theme
Anti-words

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wrongous
eupnea
postposition
apocryphal
anergy

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with Anu Garg

anergy

PRONUNCIATION:
(AN-uhr-jee)

MEANING:
noun:
1. Lack of energy.
2. The lack of an immune response to a foreign substance.

ETYMOLOGY:
From an- (not) + ergon (work). Earliest documented use: 1890. The opposite of sense 1 is energy and the opposite of sense 2, allergy. Earliest documented use: 1890.

USAGE:
“The girl wondered if the man did not have the ability to react to the skin test because of anergy or inactivity of his immune system.”
William Lynes; 606 University; iUniverse; 2016.

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

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
To a poet, silence is an acceptable response, even a flattering one. -Colette, author (28 Jan 1873-1954)

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