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WORD OF THE DAY.


The word of the day is from THE FISHERMEN by Chigozie Obioma.



EXIGENT


ADJECTIVE formal pressing; demanding. "the exigent demands of her contemporaries' music took a toll on her voice" synonyms: serious · important · all-important · profound · significant · momentous · weighty · of great consequence · vital · crucial · critical · acute · urgent · pressing · exigent · pivotal · precarious · touch-and-go · life-and-death · in the balance · dire · terrible · awful · dreadful · alarming · drastic · sore · perilous · hazardous · dangerous · threatening · menacing · risky · dicey · hairy · iffy · chancy · dodgy · egregious antonyms: trivial

ORIGIN early 17th century: from Latin exigent- ‘completing, ascertaining’, from the verb exigere ( see exact).

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