Word Of The Week (WOW #24)

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Word Of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by Heena Rathore P. (me.) It’s a fun way to improve one’s vocabulary by learning new words every week. If you want to participate then simply do a post with your WORD and leave the link to your post as a comment on one of my WOW post.

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Here’s the WOW for this week :

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Word:

Vestigial

Part Of Speech:

Adjective

Derivatives:

Vestigially: adverb

Pronunciation:

|vɛˈstɪdʒɪəl-dʒ(ə)l| ; ves·tig·i·al

Meaning:

Forming a very small remnant of something that was once greater or more noticeable.

Biology:

(of an organ or part of the body) degenerate, rudimentary, or atrophied, having become functionless in the course of evolution.

Synonyms:

Remaining, surviving, leftover, residual, lingering.

Rudimentary, undeveloped, incomplete, embryonic, immature.

Antonyms:

Well-developed.

Word Origin:

1880-85; Latin vestīgi (umvestige + -al1

Use In Sentence:

  • He felt a vestigial flicker of anger from last night.

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    Angry Hugh Jackman
  • The vestigial wings of kiwis are entirely hidden.

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    A cute Kiwi

I hope you guys like this word and hope it’s useful to you in some or the other way! If you want to check out more words like this, then visit my page:

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