An interesting word. I had become so accustomed to the word "instantaneous", that for a moment I couldn't make the connection between it and this word. Interesting how components of words can lose their significance and only the greater word and it's meaning remain in one's mind.absentaneous, a.Obs.Done in absence, pertaining to absence.
I thought this word meant steal, but now I learn it means simply run and hide. That impression came, I think from these lines from Casablanca, "I've often speculated why you don't return to America. Did you abscond with the church funds? Run off with a senator's wife? I like to think you killed a … Continue reading Hiding, not stealing.