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A.Word.A.Day-- prepossessing

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prepossessing (pree-puh-ZES-ing) adjective

Creating a favorable impression; attractive.

[From pre- + possess, from Latin possidere (to occupy, dominate, seize), from potis (able) + sedere (to sit).]

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

-Anu Garg (garg wordsmith.org)

"A prepossessing performer with a beautiful baritone, Murray is tall, blond and Midwestern-looking." F. Kathleen Foley; Not Quite the Last Word on Irving Berlin; The Los Angeles Times; Jun 27, 2005.

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