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Dec 6, 2016
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succulent
marmorean
afflatus
peregrination
ostentatious

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marmorean, also marmoreal

PRONUNCIATION:
(mahr-MOHR-ee-uhn)

MEANING:
adjective: Resembling marble or a marble statue, for example, in smoothness, whiteness, hardness, coldness, or aloofness.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin marmor (marble). Earliest documented use: 1656.

USAGE:
“The museum is housed in a large marmorean white building.”
William Wilson; Surprising Mix at New Museum; Los Angeles Times; Apr 13, 1987.

See more usage examples of marmorean in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
A timid question will always receive a confident answer. -Charles John Darling, lawyer, judge, and politician (6 Dec 1849-1936)

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