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Cooking Up a Word Stew

Infant is a word derived from a latin stem that means "to speak." An infant, therefore, is one who doesn't speak. You may infer an extended sense of a "small creature who has not yet learned to speak." Infant is just one of the words in this word stew cooked up by John Ciardi.

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John Ciardi