Word of the Day: inimical
origin: from Latin "inimicus", enemy
1. Injurious or harmful in effect; adverse.
"Cold is inimical to the bones, the teeth, the nerves,
the brain, and the spinal marrow, but heat is beneficial."
--Hippocrates, "Aphorisms", Translated by Francis Adams (400 b.c.)
2. Unfriendly; hostile.
"She went in with them, led by Narcisse and Armandine. The
caretakers, subservient to Mildred Eve and visibly inimical to
the Derings, left them together in the salon...Rolf Dering stared
at the room, sniffing, with fine nostrils in a sort of bleak
--May Sarton, "Gothic Tales #16: The Villa Desiree"
Publish Date: 01/20/2011