Posted in January 2012

Quiescent

I only just learned the word quiescent a few days ago. It means “marked by inactivity or repose; tranquilly at rest.”  Its first known use (according to Merriam Webster) was in 1605. I can picture that. “Boy, now that the dust has settled from the Gunpowder Plot, London is at its most quiescent in ages.” … Continue reading