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A.Word.A.Day--pleochroic

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This week's theme: Words from the writing of Judge Bruce M. Selya.

pleochroic (plee-uh-KRO-ik) adjective

Showing different colors when viewed from different directions.

[From Greek pleo- (more) + -chroic (having a color).]

See more usage examples of pleochroic in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

"The plaintiffs cloaked this theory in pleochroic raiment; their multitudinous statements of claim included counts for declaratory judgment, rescission, breach of contract, unjust enrichment, breach of a covenant of good faith and fair dealing, breach of fiduciary duty, and civil conspiracy." Excerpt from opinion of the court (Selya, J.) in Buck v. American Airlines, Inc., 2007.

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