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Jun 12, 2024

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Extravagant

The word for today is – EXTRAVAGANT – which means –
EXCESSIVE, GOING BEYOND REASONABLE LIMITS, SPENDING TOO MUCH.
It comes from 2 Latin words – EXTRA – meaning – OUTSIDE and
VAGOR, VAGARI – meaning – TO WANDER.
The words: VAGRANT, VAGARY AND, VAGUE also come from the meaning – to wander.
A particular nerve which wanders from the cerebral cortex to the throat, lungs and viscera is known in anatomy as the VAGUS NERVE.
If an explanation or an answer is vague it is because it is not focused on target, it wanders.
A vagrant is generally a homeless person; one who wanders.