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neoteric (nee-uh-TER-ik) adjective

New; recent; modern.

[Late Latin neotericus, from Greek neoterikos, youthful, from neoterios, comparative of neos new.]

"Electronic books, they say, are asking them to make a mental transition -- to veer from their ingrained appreciation for the printed books that fill our nation's more than 120,000 public, academic and special interest libraries -- to depend on a neoteric gizmo that disrupts the sacred union between man and book. Welcome to the changing world of publishing." Charlotte Moore, Bedtime for binderies? The Austin American Statesman (Texas), Jul 28, 2000.

This week's theme: words ending in eric.


The man who is denied the opportunity of taking decisions of importance begins to regard as important the decisions he is allowed to take. -C. Northcote Parkinson, author and historian (1909-1993)

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