Word of the day

The word for today is…

titanic (adj) – 1. Titanic Of or relating to the Titans.
2. (a) Having great stature or enormous strength; huge or colossal.
(b) Of enormous scope, power, or influence.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : “Gigantic, colossal,” 1709, from titan + -ic. The British passenger liner R.M.S. Titanic sank April 15, 1912, and the name became symbolic of the destruction of supposedly indestructible.

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