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Oct 29, 2020
This week’s theme
Misc. words

This week’s words
coquelicot
capacious
double-talk
vaporous
luteous

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vaporous

PRONUNCIATION:
(VAY-puh-ruhs)

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Relating to vapor.
2. Producing vapors; volatile.
3. Vague; hazy; obscure; insubstantial; transitory; unreliable; fanciful.
4. Translucent.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin vapor (steam). Earliest documented use: 1527.

USAGE:
“Our mother was vaporous. She emerged from her bedroom only at night and always in her nightgown, a sheath of flowered flannel with a disturbingly childlike bow at the neck.”
Karen Joy Fowler; We are All Completely Beside Ourselves; Penguin; 2013.

See more usage examples of vaporous in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
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