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Today's Word "Evanescent"

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evanescent \e-veh-NE-sehnt\ (adjective) - Tending to vanish like vapor, transient.

"The popular tune by the one-hit-wonder was so evanescent as to disappear from ones mind mere moments after vanishing from the airwaves."

 

Latin evanescens, present participle of evanescere "to vanish, disappear" from e(x) "from" + vanescere "vanish" from van-us "empty." Akin to "vanish." The noun is "evanescence" and the verb is evanesce "to vanish quickly into thin air."

 

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