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Filipendulous and Vespine

Happy Monday! Two words because I missed last week.

Filipendulous
adjective


Pronunciation:
[fil-i-pen-du-los]

Definition:
Being suspended by a single thread.

Etymology:
From the Latin filum meaning a thread and the French pendere meaning to hang.

 

Vespine
adjective


Pronunciation:
[ves-pin]

Definition:
Resembling a wasp.

Etymology:
From the Latin vespa meaning wasp.

 

 Usage:
"Dr Scott had been lost in the jungle for two weeks or more. A large, buzzing, vespine insect had taken his assistant whom he found later wrapped in a cacoon, his entire weight held filipendulous and swinging slowly from a tree branch."

Love Tahlia, Who's assigning you homework: have you managed to work any 1word1day words into daily conversation lately?

 

Tags: adjective, f, v, wordsmith: brbplayingchess
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