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Mar 19, 2015
This week’s theme
Words with all the vowels

This week’s words
abstentious
arterious
placentious
aerious
duoliteral

Cartoon: Vowel Movement (and sometimes Y)
Vowel Movement

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aerious

PRONUNCIATION:
(AY-ree-uhs)

MEANING:
adjective: Of or like air; airy.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin aereus/aerius, adjectival form of aer (air). Earliest documented use: 1594.

USAGE:
“It is a feature of this philosophy that all mixed bodies contain a spirit of an aerious, aetherial, or luminous nature.”
Michael Hunter; Robert Boyle Reconsidered; Cambridge University Press; 2003.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
It's best to give while your hand is still warm. -Philip Roth, novelist (b. 19 Mar 1933)

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