siccant

[ sĭkənt ]

adj.

Having the capability to make dry; drying.

QUIZZES

DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
Question 1 of 10
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Example sentences from the Web for siccant

  • The same supple style, siccant touch, and technical mastery were present.

    Franz Liszt|James Huneker
  • Sharp in contour and siccant, every paragraph is packed with ideas.

    Egoists|James Huneker