RDP-Sunday = SEQUACIOUS

The Ragtag Daily Prompt is a little nugget which, hopefully, will prime your creative pump. Take the word, think about it (or not), use it in whatever way  you find fitting. Publish it with a pingback to this post. Use the tags of RDP, Ragtag Daily Prompt and “Sequacious”. Have fun!

I present to you a word that, according to Merriam-Webster, has the following meaning and history:

“Sequacious (which, in case you were wondering, is never used as a compliment), may be traced back to the Latin sequax (which means “inclined to follow”). The word dates to the first half of the 17th century; our earliest citation is from Edward Reynold’s 1640 beach-read A Treatise of the Passions and Faculties of the Soule of Man With the Severall Dignities and Corruptions Thereunto Belonging. In addition to “intellectually servile,” sequacious has a secondary meaning, which is “subservient.” This sense is now considered archaic, and little used.”

Remove the Occasions of it, withdraw Fuell from so catching a Flame. They say of Turpentine, and some other like things. That they will draw and sucke Fire unto them. Certainely of all Fire there is none so ductile, so sequacious and obsequious, as this of Wrath.
—Edward Reynolds A Treatise of the Passions and Faculties of the Soule of Man With the Severall Dignities and Corruptions Thereunto Belonging, 1640.

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