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A.Word.A.Day--edentulous

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edentulous (ee-DEN-chuh-lus) adjective

Having no teeth; toothless.

[From Latin edentulus : e-, ex- + dens, dent-, tooth.]

"Mike Peart sees a staple-remover as `the essential rescue equipment to release centrefold models from their pain and discomfort.' He also mentions dentures for edentulous snakes ...." William Hartson, Games Creativity, Independent, 18 Nov 1997.

Did you ever wonder why some dentists try to engage in conversation after dumping all sorts of contraptions in your mouth? Well, we are not going to ask you any more questions while you sink your teeth into this week's words. Open wide and let these words give more bite to your vocabulary. -Anu

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He who seizes the right moment, is the right man. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)


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