Word Of The Week (WOW #24)

Hi guys!

Word Of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by Heena Rathore P. (me.) It’s a fun way to improve one’s vocabulary by learning new words every week. If you want to participate then simply do a post with your WORD and leave the link to your post as a comment on one of my WOW post.

WOW

Here’s the WOW for this week :

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Word:

Vestigial

Part Of Speech:

Adjective

Derivatives:

Vestigially: adverb

Pronunciation:

|vɛˈstɪdʒɪəl-dʒ(ə)l| ; ves·tig·i·al

Meaning:

Forming a very small remnant of something that was once greater or more noticeable.

Biology:

(of an organ or part of the body) degenerate, rudimentary, or atrophied, having become functionless in the course of evolution.

Synonyms:

Remaining, surviving, leftover, residual, lingering.

Rudimentary, undeveloped, incomplete, embryonic, immature.

Antonyms:

Well-developed.

Word Origin:

1880-85; Latin vestīgi (umvestige + -al1

Use In Sentence:

  • He felt a vestigial flicker of anger from last night.

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    Angry Hugh Jackman

  • The vestigial wings of kiwis are entirely hidden.

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    A cute Kiwi


I hope you guys like this word and hope it’s useful to you in some or the other way! If you want to check out more words like this, then visit my page:

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30 Comments on “Word Of The Week (WOW #24)

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  2. I’ve loved this word for a long time, Heena, ever since i studied Evolution as part of my Geology degree. Your example of the kiwi’s vestigial wings reminded me of the vestigial dewclaws on dogs.
    I’ve had no Internet connection all this week, so my ‘V’ post will be very late. I’ll catch up on the missed week at some stage.

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