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fugacious

fugacious (fyoo-GAY-shus) - adj., fleeting, transitory; (Bot.) fading or withering quickly.


Coined in the 1630s from Latin root fugāci-, the stem of fugāx, apt to flee, from fugere, to flee -- and as such cognate of fugitive and fugue.

Enjoy the sakura while the fugacious cherry blossoms last.

---L.
Tags: adjective, f, latin
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