TODAY’S WORD IS SUPERFLUOUS

Let us give you a daily challenge of WORDS!!

One, this will increase your vocabulary and two, you will learn something and as I was always told – ‘A day should never go by without a lesson learned or a challenge ignored’.

SO, THE WORD CHALLENGE TODAY IS SUPERFLUOUS!!

The PRONUNCIATION:

  • SOO-PUR-FLOO-UHS
  • SUPERFLUOUS is an ADJECTIVE

The DEFINITION:

  • SUPERFLUOUS is defined as ‘being more than is sufficient or required; excessive’.

The ORIGIN or ETYMOLOGY of the word:

  • SUPERFLUOUS comes from the Latin word ‘superfluus’, or from ‘over’ plus fluere ‘to flow’.

The HISTORY of the word:

  • Synonyms of the word SUPERFLUOUS include words like excessive, expendable, gratuitous, redundant, unneeded, and useless.
  • Antonyms of the word SUPERFLUOUS include words like reasonable, useful, important, necessary, and needed.

Using the word SUPERFLUOUS in a sentence:

  • Example would be = ‘Sally’s spending was superfluous over the holiday season’.

Remember to add SUPERFLUOUS to your vocabulary and use it sometime to see who of others in your travels know the word or may find themselves stumped.

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