by Heather

Vest-Pocket Vocabulary

Exi’tial, Exi’tious, a. destructive; fatal.

Word in the Wild: When people head into the forest for the first time, they’re often afraid of garter snakes even though they’re harmless and timid, yet few are afraid of the mushrooms they see despite the fact that many of them are exitial.

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Kevin Dickinson November 22, 2009 at 2:37 am

I like this word because it’s a euphemism. Death is an exit. Nice choice!

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