excrescent


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excrescent

(ĭk-skrĕs′ənt)
adj.
1. Growing out abnormally, excessively, or superfluously.
2. Linguistics Of or relating to epenthesis; epenthetic.

ex·cres′cent·ly adv.

excrescent

outgrowth from a surface
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Oddity is no part of solid artistic development; however beautiful or impressive, it is rather an excrescent outgrowth, bound to prove abortive, and at the same time to sap life from the parent stock which without it might grow more loftily and strongly.
Z, 'Z), an S-series (S, si, sy), an S-series with excrescent -t (ST, sith, syth), the neuter hoc (a Latin loan?
For example, in Bugau [mandok] 'roast (chicken)' but [manok] 'chicken'; whereas in Mualang [manok] 'roast (a chicken)', without the phonetic realization of the stop/d/, contrasts with [mano[eta]k] 'chicken' marked by the presence of nasalization and an excrescent nasal consonant before final k.
The basic tenet was that the servicing of the building should be part of and contribute to the design of the building rather than comprising excrescent accessories that detract from it.