April 19th, 2010

asthenic

asthenic
adjective

Pronunciation:

[as-then-ic]

Definition:
1. Describing someone with Asthenia: the loss or lack of body strength and the subsequent frailty evident in appearance.

2. An ectomorphic build.


Usage:

“Jessica abhorred those asthenic popular girls, they made it look so effortless to keep their waist lines trim. In actual fact the girls made it look so easy because they barely moved or else risk breaking a bone due to lack of calcium.”


Etymology:
The greek
sthénos meaning strength, in combination with a- a prefix meaning a lack of and suffix –ic meaning of or pertaining to.

Love Tahlia, who is still feeling the repercussions of the surplus alcohol she ingested last night.