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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

irenic: Word of the Day

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Dec. 22, 2015

irenic Audio Pronunciation
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\ahy-REN-ik, ahy-REE-nik\
adjective
1. tending to promote peace or reconciliation; peaceful or conciliatory.
Quotes
"It will be hard to find someone with Merv's irenic qualities," the dean said, "and a peacemaker is what we need in this diocese."
-- Madeleine L'Engle, A Severed Wasp, 1983
Origin
Irenic derives from the Greek eirḗnē meaning "peace." It entered English in the mid-1800s.
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