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Word of the Day for Sunday, November 1, 2009
irenic eye-REN-ik; -REE-nik,

Tending to promote peace; conciliatory.

Irenic comes from Greek eirenikos, from eirene, “peace.”

Taylor was always irenic by temperament and desire, and his sensitivity to others enabled him to bring together and work with people of very diverse views.
—“The Right Rev John Taylor”, Times (London), February 1, 2001


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