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Nov 27 2020 20

Gelid is an adjective that means icy or extremely cold.

The Latin word gelu (JAY loo) means ‘frost’ or ‘intense cold.’ The word can be used as a literal reference to something icy or very cold as in ‘The pond was gelid that evening,’ or it can be used metaphorically as in: I was hoping for a warm reception at the reunion, but when I got a gelid greeting from everyone, I had a feeling their memories of me weren’t very fond.