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Friday, April 10

Fugacious

[fyoo-GEY-shəs]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, mid-17th century

1.

Tending to disappear.

2.

Fleeting.

Examples of Fugacious in a sentence

"Cookies are quite fugacious in my house."

"The hummingbird made a fugacious stop on my flowers."

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About Fugacious

Fugacious is often used in an ephemeral sense — your sadness is fugacious and better times are around the corner. Or it can be used in a physical sense. A gardener might describe a plant with falling leaves as fugacious.

Did you Know?

The Latin "fugere" means to flee. Other words that come from this same root include subterfuge, fugitive, and refuge. Just think of the movie "The Fugitive," and you'll never forget the definition of fugacious.

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