Thursday, 9 February 2012

Entry:    optative (adj.)

In context:   “…then, in the optative retirement from hard science that building and opening a U.S.T.A.-accredited and pedagogically experimental tennis academy apparently represented for him…”

Definition:  Relating to choice, or expressing desire; relating to the future and to the decisions it involves.


SNOOT score:   2

Page:   64

Source:   Oxford English Dictionary

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