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Oct 23, 2019This week’s theme
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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
adjective: Withering without falling off.
From Latin marcescent- (beginning to wither), present participle of marcescere (to wither), from marcere (to wither). Earliest documented use: 1727.
“She took up scissors and trimmed the hair above his ears and clipped away the frizzy marcescent strands languishing in the desert of his bald head.”
Keith Quincy; Samuel; Xlibris; 2002.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand. -Emily Kimbrough, author and broadcaster (23 Oct 1899-1989)
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