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[From Latin pervius, from per- (through) + via (way). Ultimately from Indo-European root wegh (to go, to transport) that is also the source of way, away, wagon, vogue, wiggle, vehicle, voyage, convey, weight, previous, trivial, and vex.]
"There is some sense in this: architecture is more pervious to consensual
norms than any other area of human endeavour -- which is why it is much
easier to date a building than a page of prose."
This week's theme: Words better known in their negative forms
If you wouldn't write it and sign it, don't say it. -Earl Wilson, columnist (1907-1987)