Word of the DaySaturday, September 14, 2013
\dih-SIL-ee-uhnt\ , adjective;
bursting apart; bursting open.
I imagined the dissilient pod of rumours a creative bureau chief up for promotion might hatch. Stories, once sprung, would snowball out of control, growing more damaging with each repetition.
-- Susan Daitch, L.C., 2002
The court was dissilient, generationally fractured, manned (as it were) by an increasingly impatient and acquisitive nobility.
-- Eric Scott Mallin, Inscribing the Time, 1995
Dissilent comes from the Latin word dissilīre meaning "to leap apart."
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