Wednesday Word for January 15, 2020

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Today’s Word

Part of Speech



  1. Relating to the river Styx.
  2. Extremely dark, gloomy, or forbidding.
  3. Infernal; hellish


The first recorded use of stygian was in the 16th century (from the Latin, stygius, and the Greek stygios), meaning Styx. The Styx was the mythical river into Hades, entrance to the Greek world of the dead. The myths say that Charon the boatman ferried the spirits of the dead. Greeks and Romans placed a coin in the hand or mouth of the dead to serve as fare.


caliginous, murky, obscure


bright, illuminated, lucent

Usage and Examples

Here are a couple of examples:

  1. The stygian passages lent an eerie feel to the cave.
  2. The river flowed into the stygian darkness of the forest.

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