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Jan 15, 2019
This week’s theme
Adjectives

This week’s words
allicient
cernuous
xanthic
predaceous
hortative

cernuous
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cernuous

PRONUNCIATION:
(SUHR-noo/nyoo-uhs)

MEANING:
adjective: Drooping, nodding, or bending forward.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin cernuus (bowing). Earliest documented use: 1653.

USAGE:
“Her body was half turned away, her neck stretched forward, head cernuous.”
Mary Travers; Litany; Smashwords; 2011.

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

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit. -Moliere, actor and playwright (15 Jan 1622-1673)

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