Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Wednesday, August 31, 2011-- sequacious
Posted on 08/31/2011 4:42:37 AM PDT by xsmommy
Word For The Day, Wednesday, 8/31/11
In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".
following with smooth or logical regularity. 2. Archaic . following, imitating, or serving another person, especially unreasoningly <1. Conformist, following others in thought and behavior rather than leading. 2. Following a logically consistent direction, as a sequacious argument or line of reasoning. Sequacious is both lovelier and more descriptive than conformist, making it the perfect substitute, "The tattoo trade thrives on a sequacious youth trying to be iconoclastic." Don't forget that this word also refers to consistency in thought and behavior: "Trying to diet over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays doesn't strike me as completely sequacious."
Etymology: Today's word comes from Latin, as do so many English words. This one is based on the Latin sequax (sequac-s) "following, pursuing", the present participle of sequi "to follow". In Sanskrit, the ancient ancestor of Hindi and a language related to Latin and English, it became sak- "to follow" and sakis "friend". The original root also took on the suffix -ondo- (sekw-ondo-), becoming secundus "following, coming next, second" in Latin, whence English borrowed it for our word second.
Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence.
The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.
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Practice makes perfect.....post on....
You tell ‘em Jackie!
I was surprised that nobody beat me to the Jackie first.
Yes, she does.
OK, trivia time. Answer this question and you’ll figure out where I’m going:
In which city in the world would you find the second largest Polish diaspora? (Chicago is #1.)
How bout this for a sad story?
Dad is watching the Steelers on TV, has a heart attack and dies. Son is in Heinz field, gets the phone call, and has his own heart attack driving home.
From ambagious to sequacious, a garbled way to a smooth slide into over the hump day.
Someplace in Brasil?
Wow, that’s tragic.
We have a winner.
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