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Dec 11, 2014
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scandent

PRONUNCIATION:
(SKAN-duhnt)

MEANING:
adjective: Climbing or ascending.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin scandere (to climb). Ultimately from the Indo-European root skand- (to leap or climb), which also gave us ascend, descend, condescend, transcend, echelon, and scale. Earliest documented use: 1682.

USAGE:
"They come and vegetate -- early-goers and scandent socialites -- loitering about and small-talking on the pavement; gradually they edge indoors to the crawl of ivy and creeping plants, spreading like gossip through rooms and around corners."
Kol; Fools; Xlibris; 2012.

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

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The luck of having talent is not enough; one must also have a talent for luck. -Hector Berlioz, composer (1803-1869)

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