Latin Love, Vol II: fluere – 10 Words


expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively

Ms. Qiu is fluent in Chinese, including the written language.

having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value

Foreign travel is becoming ever more popular among China’s increasingly affluent citizens.

move or progress freely as if in a stream

But human bodies are in a flux of rebuilding and repairing.Scientific American (Dec 5, 2012)

be unstable

And fluctuating sea levels will alter global climate patterns.Slate (Feb 7, 2013)

an acute febrile highly contagious viral disease

The latest threat emerged in China, where a previously unknown influenza virus infected dozens and killed at least 17 people recently.

a place where things merge or flow together

Mr. Gates went further, taking a confluence of lucky circumstances and creating a huge return on his luck.New York Times (Oct 29, 2011)

pleasing to the ear

Both girls had mellifluous voices and piano training.New York Times (Aug 22, 2012)

more than is needed, desired, or required

She brings out dancers, but really they’re superfluous – nobody is looking at them.

a foul-smelling outflow or vapor

However, acting on my best judgment, I struck a downward course, and then suddenly a horrible effluvium was wafted to my nostrils.Mitford, Bertram

having or exercising power

Workers are often corrupt, and influential families rarely pay bills.

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