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Feb 22, 2007
This week's theme
Porcine words to mark the Chinese new year

This week's words
pignus
epigamic
pigsney
epigeal
epigone

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epigeal

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epigeal (ep-i-JEE-uhl) adjective

Living close to the ground, as certain plants.

[From Greek epigeios (on the earth), from epi (upon) + ge (earth).]

"This nation must not let Denzil Douglas and his incompetent, all-good-for-themselves ministers bring us, a once successful and progressive people, to an epigeal existence."
Charles Warne; Energy-saving Bulbs or A Nation-saving Government; Democrat (St. Kitts and Nevis); Jan 27, 2007.

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