What are the two adjectival forms of
the word troglodyte?
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troglodytic and troglodytical
The word troglodyte derives from the Greek
troglodutae, people who live in holes, which in
turn derives from from the Greek trogle, hole, and
dyein, go in.
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Dear Mr Moot: These two adjectives have the same meaning, but some
such pairs have usefully different meanings - e.g. economic and economical. I
guess, where there's no difference in meaning, the shorter form is to be
preferred because it is (if you'll pardon the expression) more
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