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Apr 3, 2015
This week’s theme
Words related to the names of planets

This week’s words
saturnine
mercurial
jovial
earthy
martial

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with Anu Garg

martial

PRONUNCIATION:
(MAHR-shuhl)

MEANING:
adjective: Relating to war or warriors.

ETYMOLOGY:
After Mars, Roman god of war, who also gave his name to the planet in our solar system. Earliest documented use: 1425.

USAGE:
“Takahiro Ezaki’s scowl, which never changed during the day, added a martial touch.”
Ken Belson; The Ultimate Underdog; The New York Times; Jun 15, 2014.

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

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Never bear more than one trouble at a time. Some people bear three kinds -- all they have had, all they have now, and all they expect to have. -Edward Everett Hale, author (3 Apr 1822-1909)

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