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Permanent link for this word: pavonine
A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. Of or resembling a peacock.
2. Vain; showy.
ETYMOLOGY:From Latin pavo (peacock). Earliest documented use: 1656.
USAGE:"The artists were attacked for being a narcissistic, pavonine, and self-regarding group."
Arifa Akbar; The Cult of Beauty; The Independent (London, UK); Mar 29, 2011.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:There comes a point when a man must refuse to answer to his leader if he is also to answer to his own conscience. -Hartley Shawcross, barrister, politician, and prosecutor at the Nuremberg War Crimes tribunal (1902-2003)