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Effervescent (ef-er-ves–uhnt): vivacious; merry; lively; sparkling
Origin: 1675–85; <Latin effervēscent- (stem of effervēscēns), present participle of effervēscere
Prophylactic (proh-fuh–lak-tik, prof-uh-): defending or protecting from disease or infection, as a drug
Origin: 1565–75; <Greek prophylaktikós of guarding, equivalent to prophylak- (base of prophylássein to guard beforehand)
Paradigm (par–uh-dahym, -dim): a set of forms all of which contain a particular element, especially the set of all infected forms based on a single stem or theme.
Origin: First recorded in 1475–85; from Late Latin paradigma “example,” from Greek parádeigma “pattern, model, precedent, example” (derivative of paradeiknýnai “to show side by side, compare”), equivalent to para- preposition and prefix + deik-, root of deiknýnai “to show, bring to light, prove” + -ma noun suffix denoting the result of an action
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I knew prophylactic because we used to live in a town that had a prophylactic factory.
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That’s awesome! I love finding quirky words or thinking of ones I know that I want to share.