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The obscure word of the week is vicinal

June 26, 2016

I guess being ‘neighboring’ is a lot like being attached to an atom. I didn’t try a sentence for this word. Don’t you love how one word can have two totally different meanings, sometimes even opposite? ~ Connie

Matthew Wright

look_it_up_T httpwww.clipartpal.comclipart_pdeducationdictionary_10586.htmlThere are over a million individual words in English. Most of them are quite obscure and deserve better attention than they get. This week’s is vicinal.

It means ‘neighbouring’ and is also a term in chemistry meaning something attached to adjacent atoms. It’s from seventeenth century French.

Your challenge? Write a sentence (or two) in the comments using this word.

Copyright © Matthew Wright 2016

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