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Dec 8, 2020
This week’s theme
Words derived from metals

This week’s words
brazen
auricomous
philargyry
tinpot
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auricomous

PRONUNCIATION:
(au-RI-kuh-muhs)

MEANING:
adjective: Relating to golden hair.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin auricomus, from aurum (gold) + coma (hair). Earliest documented use: 1864.

USAGE:
“The amber-haired women -- palpably indebted to auricomous fluids for the colour of their tresses -- objected to the dark burnished gold of Violet Tempest’s hair.”
Mary Elizabeth Braddon; Vixen; Maxwell; 1879.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The real index of civilization is when people are kinder than they need to be. -Louis de Bernieres, novelist (b. 8 Dec 1954)

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