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January 7, 2023
JAN 7, objectionable adjectives: flaky (floccular)
ovine: adjective pertaining to sheep ovular: adjective pertaining to egg
A broad spectrum of adjectives, many abstruse and pedantic, are based on Latin roots. A few of these, like bovine and regular, have been fully adopted into modern speech patterns. Others, such as the pair ovine and ovular, are a source of confusion. A minority, including the relatively obscure floccular, do rhyme with each other, providing a benefit only to poets. Is floccular snow falling? The author finds that use flaky.
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