Vocabulary Word of the Day

1/19/2003

“inveterate” \in-VET-uhr-it\, adjective:

1. Firmly established by long persistence; deep-rooted; of long standing.

2. Fixed in habit by long persistence; confirmed; habitual.

Inveterate is from the past participle of Latin inveterari, “to grow old, to endure,” from in—+ vetus, veter-, “old.”

As in, “All followers of Jesus, purchased by His Blood and endued in His Spirit, are inveterate New Creations, born for Battle and equipped to be Overcomers of the Highest Order.”

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