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Word of the Day – fugacious

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Fugacious / fyoo-GEY-shuh s / adjective

DEFINITION

1. Lasting but a short time; fleeting.
2. fleeting; transitory: a sensational story with but a fugacious claim on the public’s attention.

CITATIONS

As the rain conspires with the wind to strip the fugacious glory of the cherry blossoms, it brings a spring delicacy to our dining table.
— Sarah Mori, Malaysian Star

ORIGN

Fugacious has roots in the Latin verb fugere meaning “to flee.” It entered English in the early 1600s.

Source: Get the Word of the Day – fugacious | Dictionary.com