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Jan 16, 2019
This week’s theme
Adjectives

This week’s words
allicient
cernuous
xanthic
predaceous
hortative

xanthic
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with Anu Garg

xanthic

PRONUNCIATION:
(ZAN-thik)

MEANING:
adjective: Yellow or yellowish.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek xanthos (yellow). Earliest documented use: 1817. Two related words are xanthodontous (having yellow teeth) and Xanthippe (a nagging woman).

USAGE:
“It became denser, became a yellow fog of tiny, xanthic atoms, dancing endlessly.”
Jack Williamson; Golden Blood; Tamerland Press; 1978.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big, worthwhile things. It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out - it's the grain of sand in your shoe. -Robert Service, writer (16 Jan 1874-1958)

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