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Friday, December 4

Mirific

[mih-RIH-fik]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, late 15th century

1.

That works wonders; exciting wonder or astonishment; marvellous.

2.

Also (humorously) in weakened sense.

Examples of Mirific in a sentence

"The mirific painting attracted more visitors than the museum had ever seen in its 90-year history."

"Yolanda's first glance at the mirific mountains nearly took her breath away."

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About Mirific

Mirific first developed from the Latin word "mirificus" (wonderful). Then it transitioned into its modern usage through the Middle French adaptation "mirifique," which means "causing wonder and admiration."

Did you Know?

It might sound cliché, but there are few things as mirific as watching a sunrise (or sunset) over the mountains; the feeling of astonishment at the sight can be overwhelming.

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