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Oct 2, 2018
This week’s theme
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This week’s words
plunderbund
orexigenic
palilogy
quincentenary
arachnophobia

orexigenic
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orexigenic

PRONUNCIATION:
(uh-rek-suh-JEN-ik)

MEANING:
adjective: Stimulating the appetite.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek orexis (longing) + -genic (producing). Earliest documented use: 1907.

USAGE:
“To oversimplify, ghrelin is an orexigenic hormone that stimulates appetite and promotes weight gain.”
Christopher Labos; Weight Loss; Montreal Gazette (Canada); Feb 23, 2018.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Seven blunders of the world that lead to violence: wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, worship without sacrifice, politics without principle. -Mahatma Gandhi (2 Oct 1869-1948)

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