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Saturday Word: Efficacious

ef·fi·ca·cious [ĕf′ĭ-kā′shəs]:
origin: (1500's) Latin; efficāci-= effectual

adjective (noun: efficaciousness)
The opposite of faffing or screwing about; an antonym for an object that is rickety or faulty.

Something or someone that is "efficacious" is going to get the job done and as it should be done; efficient.

Example: Sometimes a good, hot bath is more efficacious than years of therapy.

The efficacious detective, Hercule Poirot, will solve any mystery.

Tags: adjective, e, latin, noun, wordsmith: theidolhands

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