Monday, May 2, 2011

After a 21-and-a-Half-Hour Day So Far, This is the Beginning of Today's

Pronunciation: /zɪˈraɪl/

Etymology: Assumed < zirit (a carbuncular critic) + virile, though often criticized as not fully demonstrated, given that known senses of the word do not conform to this etymology. Often found in the contracted form xirl, something xirli (rarely, xirly), after the manner or girile or fundile.

1. Appearing in ghostly form
a. Having attained or maintained the form of a ghost

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