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Word of the Day for Friday, June 20, 2008

renascent \rih-NAS-uhnt\, adjective:

Springing or rising again into being; showing renewed vigor.

Their goal: to give voters in theJune presidential elections a realistic choice between the rough-and-tumble reforms of President Boris Yeltsin and the Soviet-era nostalgia of Gennadi Zyuganov, leader of the renascent Russian Communist Party.
-- James O. Jackson, "Can Opposites Attract?", Time, May 13, 1996
In the wings a renascent conservative movement waited to make the most of that discontent.
-- Bruce J. Schulman, The Seventies
Shuichi Kato, a renowned leftist literary critic, was staunchly against the Vietnam War and is always alert for signs of renascent militarism in Japan.
-- James Fallows, "Japan: Let them Defend Themselves", The Atlantic, April 1989
Where are the new ideas upon which a renascent Toryism can build?
-- David Aaronovitch, "There's no setting for Hague's Tories at the nation's kitchen table", Independent, March 11, 1999
Rabbinical students saw themselves at the center of a renascent American Judaism, pioneers of a nationwide -- no, worldwide -- Jewish faith rooted in the best of the past and vigorous with contemporary innovations.
-- Chaim Potok, "Legitimate Voyeurism", Forward, November 4, 1994
Heading the pack of institutional investors were dedicated "emerging-market funds", set up specifically to reap high returns in renascent stock and bond markets.
-- "The miracle unmasked", The Economist, December 9, 1995

Renascent comes from Latin renascens, present participle of renasci, "to be born again," from re-, "again" + nasci, "to be born."

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