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Wednesday, November 06, 2013

adscititious

\ad-si-TISH-uhs\ , adjective;
1.
added or derived from an external source; additional.
Quotes:
These were significant appendages, to be sure; not altogether adscititious.
-- Ameen Rihani, The Book of Khalid, 2012
His delineations of character and action, if executed with ability, will have a raciness and freshness about them, which will attest their fidelity, the secret charm, which belongs to truth and nature, and with which even the finest genius cannot invest a system, of adscititious and imaginary manners.
-- Catharine Maria Sedgwick, Clarence, 2011
Origin:
Adscititious comes from the Latin word adscītus which meant "derived, assumed, foreign."
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