Larry's Pretty Good Word of the Day (prettygoodword) wrote in 1word1day,
Larry's Pretty Good Word of the Day
prettygoodword
1word1day

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
Subscribe

  • Tuesday word: Solace

    Tuesday, Jul. 27, 2021 Solace (noun, verb) sol·ace [sol-is] noun Also called sol·ace·ment. 1. comfort in sorrow, misfortune, or trouble;…

  • Wednesday Word: Frondeur

    Frondeur - noun. Need a word to spice up your stories about anti-authoritarian types? Try frondeur, pronounced fraan· dur instead! Frondeur is a…

  • Tuesday word: Criterion

    Tuesday, July 20, 2021 Criterion (noun) cri·te·ri·on [krahy-teer-ee-uhn]; plural cri·te·ri·a [-teer-ee-uh] noun a standard of judgment or…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Comments allowed for members only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 1 comment