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litigious (li-TIJ-uhs) adjective

1. Pertaining to litigation.

2. Eager to engage in lawsuits.

3. Inclined to disputes and arguments.

[From Middle English, from Latin litigiosus from litigium, dispute.]

"My friend John Opel of IBM wrote an article a few year ago titled `Our Litigious Society,' so I knew I was not alone in my view that lawyers and litigation have become severe handicaps to business, and sometimes worse."

This week's theme: words from "Made in Japan", by Sony co-founder Akio Morita.

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It seems to me that those songs that have been any good, I have nothing much to do with the writing of them. The words have just crawled down my sleeve and come out on the page. -Joan Baez

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