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Word of the Day 05/08/20 Apoplectic

Apoplectic (adjective, noun)
apoplectic [ ap-uh-plek-tik ]


adjective Also ap·o·plec·ti·cal.
1. of or relating to apoplexy or stroke.
2. having or inclined to apoplexy.
3. intense enough to threaten or cause apoplexy: an apoplectic rage.
4. extremely angry; furious: He became apoplectic at the mere mention of the subject.

noun
5. a person having or predisposed to apoplexy.

OTHER WORDS FROM APOPLECTIC
ap·o·plec·ti·cal·ly, adverb
post·ap·o·plec·tic, adjective
pseu·do·ap·o·plec·tic, adjective
pseu·do·ap·o·plec·ti·cal, adjective
pseu·do·ap·o·plec·ti·cal·ly, adverb

WORDS RELATED TO APOPLECTIC
immobile, inert, steadfast, frozen, lifeless, stagnant, paralyzed, stationary, still, dead, deathly, firm, fixed, inanimate, numb, palsied, petrified, quiescent, quiet, spellbound

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Origin: 1605–15; < Late Latin apoplēcticus < Greek apoplēktikós pertaining to a (paralytic) stroke, equivalent to apóplēkt(os) struck down (verbid of apoplḗssein) + -ikos -ic

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