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The dict-ified word of the day is vertiginous

| source : web1913 | Vertiginous \Ver*tig"i*nous\, a. [L. vertiginosus, fr. vertigo a whirling around, giddiness: cf. F. vertigineux. See {Vertig??}.] 1. Turning round; whirling; rotary; revolving; as, vertiginous motion. Some vertiginous whirl of fortune. --De Quincey. 2. Affected with vertigo; giddy; dizzy. They [the angels] grew vertiginous, and fell from the battlements of heaven. --Jer. Taylor. -- {Ver*tig"i*nous*ly}, adv. -- {Ver*tig"i*nous*ness}, n. | source : wn | vertiginous adj : having or causing a whirling sensation; liable to falling; "had a dizzy spell"; "a dizzy pinnacle"; "had a headache and felt giddy"; "a giddy precipice"; "feeling woozy from the blow on his head"; "a vertiginous climb up the face of the cliff" [syn: {dizzy}, {giddy}, {woozy}]

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