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Oct 27, 2020
This week’s theme
Misc. words

This week’s words
coquelicot
capacious
double-talk
vaporous
luteous

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capacious

PRONUNCIATION:
(kuh-PAY-shuhs)

MEANING:
adjective: Having a lot of space; roomy.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin capax, from capere (to take). Ultimately from the Indo-European root kap- (to grasp), which also gave us captive, capsule, capable, capture, cable, chassis, occupy, and deceive. Earliest documented use: 1614.

USAGE:
“[Trump’s] capacious definition of sucker includes those who lose their lives in service to their country, as well as those who are taken prisoner, or are wounded in battle.”
Jeffrey Goldberg; Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’; The Atlantic; Sep 3, 2020.

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

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use. -Emily Post, author and columnist (27 Oct 1872-1960)

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