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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. Sleepy; drowsy.
ETYMOLOGY:From Latin somnus (sleep). Ultimately from the Indo-European root swep- (to sleep) that is also the source of insomnia, hypnosis, soporific (inducing sleep), and somnambulate (to walk in sleep).
Somnopathy, a variant of somnipathy, the word for a sleep disorder, has four consecutive letters from the alphabet.
USAGE:"It is encouraging to see such curiosity from the traditionally somnolent panel."
The House Eyes the Swamp; The New York Times; Jul 2, 2009.
See more usage examples of somnolent in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Absence in love is like water upon fire; a little quickens, but much extinguishes it. -Hannah More, writer (1745-1833)
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