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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
MEANING:adjective: Poisonous or foul-smelling.
ETYMOLOGY:From Latin mephitis (foul smell).
USAGE:"Jack Black is a sterling example of the actor who starts out seeming like a breath of fresh air, and then turns into something stale, fetid, mephitic, nauseating."
Joe Queenan; Do You Remember When Jack Black Was Funny?; The Guardian (London, UK); Oct 9, 2009.
See more usage examples of mephitic in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Like cars in amusement parks, our direction is often determined through collisions. -Yahia Lababidi, author (b. 1973)
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