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    Could it be ecumenical?

    Merriam Webster:
    2 entries found.

    1. ecumenical patriarch
    Main Entry:
    ec·u·men·i·cal Pronunciation: \ˌe-kyə-ˈme-ni-kəl, -kyü-\ Function: adjective Etymology: Late Latin oecumenicus, from Late Greek oikoumenikos, from Greek oikoumenē the inhabited world, from feminine of oikoumenos, present passive participle of oikein to inhabit, from oikos house Date: circa 1587 1: worldwide or general in extent, influence, or application
    a: of, relating to, or representing the whole of a body of churches
    b: promoting or tending toward worldwide Christian unity or cooperation
    — ec·u·men·i·cal·ly \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


      Originally posted by Robert Wallace View Post
      I think Gary is just trying to modernise the English language

      Many of the responses are acerbic and/or contain acumen.

      Nice catch Bob. Never occurred to me. acumenical should be a word, and henceforth shall be in my lexica:

      Acumnen n. Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

      Acumenical adj. Acumen displayed with undertones of ascerbic religious fervor. (Used only by REAL men).

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        Yep, derivation from acumen - I made it up.

        acumen - shrewdness shown by keen insight
        Although, the word "acuminous" would have perhaps be a better choice (and in the dictionary too!).

        I don't know why the shift from "en" to "in".
        Last edited by Gary Beene; 9 Apr 2009, 09:59 AM.