[ uh-skrip-tiv ]
/ əˈskrɪp tɪv /
pertaining to, involving, or indicating ascription, especially the ascribing of qualities or characteristics.
How the prefix “franken-” took on a life of its own. . .As Halloween quickly approaches, Frankenstorm is sneaking up on the East Coast. Forecasters are calling the hurricane headed for New York, New Jersey, and as far inland as Ohio, “Frankenstorm” because (like the monster in Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus) this storm is stitched together from three different weather systems, Hurricane Sandy from the Caribbean, a western early winter storm, and a …
Origin of ascriptive
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