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Words for diseases, used metaphorically
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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. Exhibiting prejudice from envy or resentment.
2. Having jaundice: a disease that makes the skin, white of the eyes, etc., to be yellow, caused by an increase of bile pigments in the blood.
From Old French jaunice (yellowness), from jaune (yellow), from Latin galbinus (yellowish), from galbus (yellow). Earliest documented use: 1640.
“Let me leave posterity to judge this one as my defence will be jaundiced.”
Pusch Commey; ‘How Do You Write on Death When You Haven’t Experienced It?’; New African (London, UK); Dec 2013.
See more usage examples of jaundiced in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Sit down and put down everything that comes into your head and then you're a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff's worth, without pity, and destroy most of it. -Colette, author (28 Jan 1873-1954)
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