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Thursday word: mundicidious

mundicidious (mun-di-SEYE-dee-uhs) - adj., (obs. rare) likely or able to destroy the world.


Yes, people, there's a word for being a world killer. It exists! And you should definitely not point a mundicide to this TV Tropes page. Coined from Latin roots mundus, world + -cidious, from -cida, killer.

Much as I like Vonnegut, I just couldn't warm to the mundicidious McGuffin of Cat's Cradle.

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