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Word of the Day: Apoplectic

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Today's word is:




  • Informal overcome with anger; extremely indignant : Mark was apoplectic with rage at the decision.
  • Dated relating to or denoting apoplexy (stroke) : an apoplectic attack.

ORIGIN: early 17th cent.: from French apoplectique or late Latin apoplecticus, from Greek apoplēktikos, from apoplēssein 'disable by a stroke'

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