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Aug 23, 2011
This week's theme
Words to describe people

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parvenu
nubile
mountebank
losel
penurious
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nubile

PRONUNCIATION:
(NOO-bil, -byl, NYOO-)

MEANING:
adjective
1. Sexually attractive (referring to a young woman).
2. Ready or suitable for marriage (referring to a young woman).

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin nubere (to marry). Earliest documented use: 1642.

USAGE:
"Hillie is not some nubile young woman, but a 65-year-old mother-of-two."
Jill Foster; Can You Believe This Woman is 65?; Daily Mail (London, UK); May 9, 2011.

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

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Because the heart beats under a covering of hair, of fur, feathers, or wings, it is, for that reason, to be of no account? -Jean Paul Richter, writer (1763-1825)

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