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Feb 20, 2007
This week's theme
Porcine words to mark the Chinese new year

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pignus
epigamic
pigsney
epigeal
epigone
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epigamic

(ep-i-GAM-ik) adjective

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Of or relating to a trait or behavior that attracts a mate.

Examples: In an animal, bright feathers or big antlers. In a human, a sports car or a big bust.

[From Greek epigamos (marriageable), from epi- (upon) + gamos (marriage).]

"The change from the young, intellectual, epigamic Jays, to the more diplomatically sophisticated Hendersons also reflected a sharp change in Washington lifestyle."
Peter D. Carr; It Occurred to Me; Trafford Publishing; 2006.

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