Word of the Day – Exigent

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Exigent (adj)

ex-ij-ent

Pressing; demanding.

Early 17th century: from Latin exigent- ‘completing, ascertaining’, from the verb exigere (see exact).

Example sentences

“The exigent demands of the position were taking their toll.”

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