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Subject: Re: Question about Acacia...
Author: Anneza   (Authenticated as Anneza)
Date: March 15, 2007 at 10:53:11 PM
Reply to: Question about Acacia... by Calanthe
Acacius: think first of cacophony = bad noise. OK? Then think of amoral = totally without moral standards. Now, that negative a- plus the cac- meaning "bad" gives you "Not bad" (which sounds like "quite good", so translating it as "Not evil" actually clarifies the meaning).

And an acacia is a very thorny tree! Ask any barefoot African child (or adult).

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