Friday, 17 September 2010

Word of the Week #7

Moribund (adjective)
Originates in the 1700's. It means that something is on the verge of death, about to die. It can also, though similar, relate to something that is becoming extinct or is no longer developing. Additionally, it means something that is no longer effective and will be out of use. E.g. "I walked through the moribund city, marvelling at the despicable standard of the few people still remaining."


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