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Nov 27, 2020
This week’s theme
Supervocalic words

This week’s words
euphoria
quaternion
urticaceous
autotelic
vinaceous

Vinaceous rosefinch
Vinaceous rosefinch
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vinaceous

PRONUNCIATION:
(vy/vi/vuh-NAY-shuhs)

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Relating to wine.
2. Of the color of red wine: reddish.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin vinum (wine). Earliest documented use: 1688.

USAGE:
“He took another piece made of darker clay. It had been burnished to make it shine like vinaceous enamel.”
Bob Shacochis; Easy in the Islands; Grove Press; 2004.

See more usage examples of vinaceous in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Use only that which works and take it from any place you can find it. -Bruce Lee, martial artist and actor (27 Nov 1940-1973)

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