Jun 23, 2006

Rapid Rhetoric: ADSCITITIOUS

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This is an irregular feature - both in frequency and oddness - dedicated to a word I came across that I have never previously used.

adscititious - adj. derived or acquired from something outside; not inherent to a person or object.

The word is of Latin origin - ad + scire ("to know"), which later evolved into adsciscere, which means "to admit" or "to adopt."

4 comments:

Maggie said...

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historymike said...

Sigh...

Somehow I doubt that "Maggie" actually read anything here.

Kate said...

gee ya' think? Twirling my hair and smacking my gum....

Hooda Thunkit said...

Mike,
"Somehow I doubt that "Maggie" actually read anything here."

So, you don't think Maggie is after you for your "mind?"

Huh....

And, there were those 247 hits to check her out.

Plus the Do U Like domain...

;-)