2.10.2006

Not So New

Arrange these three synonyms in order from oldest to newest:

modern
newfangled
neoteric


ANSWER:

newfangled (14th century)
modern (early 16th)
neoteric (late 16th)

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3 Comments:

Blogger Worldgineer said...

Is this a trick question?

7/2/06 10:48  
Blogger k_sra said...

Answer the question, Knave!

7/2/06 16:49  
Anonymous normzone said...

Neoteric:

A slightly vague term, the neoteroi were a group of Latin poets of the 1st century BC who were much influenced by Alexandrian Greek authors such as Callimachus and Theocritus. Their trademark was an emphasis on tight construction, a playful use of genre, punning, and complex allusions.

Modern:

belonging to the modern era; since the Middle Ages; "modern art"; "modern furniture"; "modern history"; "totem poles are modern rather than prehistoric"


Newfangled:

The Newfang line of LEDs for senior pets helps your pet with both seeing their food and chewing.

7/2/06 17:48  

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