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Dec 2, 2013
This week's theme
Illustrated words

This week's words
felicitous
disprize
ineluctable
malinger
nimiety

felicitous
Illustration: Leah Palmer Preiss

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A.Word.A.Day
with Anu Garg

Leah Palmer Preiss (curiouser at mindspring.com) creates art drenched in generous doses of whimsy and playfulness, filled with vibrant colors. I've invited her again this year to illustrate a week of words for us. Don't forget to click on the images to savor their rich details. See earlier years here and here. Also, don't forget to visit her website.

felicitous

PRONUNCIATION:
(fi-LIS-i-tuhs)

MEANING:
adjective: 1. Well suited. 2. Pleasing.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin felix (happy). Earliest documented use: 1641.

USAGE:
"As good actors age -- perhaps a more felicitous word would be mature -- they learn how to do more with less."
Charles Isherwood; A Literary Life Can Turn Lonely When the Cheering Stops; The New York Times; Apr 29, 2010.

See more usage examples of felicitous in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
We are all sculptors and painters, and our material is our own flesh and bones. -Henry David Thoreau, naturalist and author (1817-1862)

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