Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Wednesday Word: Nascent

nascent |ˈnāsənt; ˈnasənt|
adjective(esp. of a process or organization) just coming into existence and beginning to display signs of future potential the nascent space industry.• Chemistry (chiefly of hydrogen) freshly generated in a reactive form.DERIVATIVESnascence nounnascency nounORIGIN early 17th cent.: from Latin nascent‘being born,’ from the verb nasci.
This word hisses at you from dark alleys. Psst, over here, I have vocabulary for you right here. You know you want it. What does it have to do with sailors during inspection? I have no clue.

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