1. being born or beginning; “the nascent chicks”; “a nascent insurgency”
    • Antonyms
      • dying
    • Similar to
      • emergent
      • emerging
      • dissilient
      • parturient
    • Related
      • birth
      • nativity
      • nascency
      • nascence

Context for New Word

Screenshot of context where found nascent

While reading Wood (2012) I came across nascent as a new word.

This is an interesting thought yo think about how ideas are born.

The following are the words that are in the New Word Project:

morose impetus malady equipoise sero- serodiscordant avant-garde ebullient bon vivant epicurean gregarious inclement soporific perseverate pedagogy commensurate elucidation ichthyosis salient germane oligopoly rogue acquiescence pedantic gentrification parallax syntony clandestine plenary befuddle beleaguer deus ex machina zygote concomitant heterogeneous parochial obfuscate compendium compensatory time exegesis lubricious proxemics gerontological precipitous progenitor apraxia proprioception vestibular bombastic capricious pernicious elephantine genuflect scrivener chagrin haberdasher fennel cacophony kotow laudable prolific anapaest anathema equivoque amalgam filial mongoloid spastic blustery pastiche agglutination denizen elucidate hagiography amorphous locum tenens sublimation panacea anneal flummox sacrosanct tacit paradigmatic inflammable lacuna liaise mezzanine armature stanchion Individuate argumentation positivism stymie teleology protean axiology epistemology ontology hackneyed hermeneutics in vitro in vivo conviviality paroxysm sordid nihilism dramaturgy spindrift ab initio idiographic Interlocutor vermiform chauvinism gestalt iconoclastic incredulity bivouac chattel anthropocentric deleterious envisage idiosyncratic polemic myopic inviolable jeremiad nascent despotic tellurian centrifugal versus centripetal generative prodigious gossamer sequela inculcate promulgate interregnum theodicy peccadillo pusillanimity hegemony polyglot Kafkaesque rhizome exogenous cocksure synecdoche Pangloss basilar proletariat anthroposophy valence

The definition for this word taken from the Terminology app, which is based on the Princeton University’s WordNet lexical database. If you are interested in how I created this resource and how I add new words to it, you can see my blog post Title of Blog Post.

Added to Project:

Reference Author: Wood (2012)

Reference Citation:

Wood, L. S. (2012). A more perfect union: holistic worldviews and the transformation of American culture after World War II. New York; Oxford: Oxford University Press.