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today's wwftd is... episematic

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  • wwftd master
    the worthless word for the day is: episematic [fr. Gk epi- + sematic, of mimetic colors] Biol. : (esp. of coloration) serving to assist members of the same
    Message 1 of 1 , May 1, 2011
      the worthless word for the day is: episematic

      [fr. Gk epi- + sematic, of mimetic colors]
      Biol. : (esp. of coloration) serving to assist members
      of the same species in recognizing each other

      "Bearing all the episematic markings of the WAG, she
      shouldered Beanie aside with the gentle courtesy of
      Wayne Rooney on a bad day and bore her man along
      the walkway."
      - Reginald Hill, Midnight Fugue

      NB: WAG, UK informal abbr. for wife and girlfriend:
      a woman who is a wife or girlfriend, especially of a
      futball player

      -tsuwm
      http://home.comcast.net/~wwftd
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